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  • School Strip-Searches Five-Year-Old Girl Without Mother's Consent

    12/06/2013 12:48:28 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 12/06/2013 | By Dominic Kelly
    A Chattanooga, Tennessee mom is suing Hamilton County Schools after it was discovered that Apison Elementary School was strip-searching her five-year-old special needs daughter on a daily basis without her consent. The young girl with special needs was diagnosed with congenital herpes while attending school, and despite being given consent to return to school by a doctor, school officials decided that they needed to check to see if the child had legions. So, for a few weeks, a school nurse would check the young girl’s body to make sure there weren’t any new outbreaks. The girl’s mother, Brandy Madden, says...
  • Clintons to Boost Bill de Blasio’s Swearing-In Ceremony

    12/28/2013 2:29:11 PM PST · by John W · 31 replies
    politicker.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Bill de Blasio’s swearing-in event will feature two of the biggest names in Democratic politics: former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Clinton himself will officially swear in Mr. de Blasio next Wednesday afternoon, the mayor-elect’s transition team announced Saturday. Ms. Clinton is widely viewed as a front-running presidential contender in 2016–although she hasn’t declared her intent to run–and every move she makes is watched closely by political observers. During the election, Ms. Clinton held a prominent fund-raiser for Mr. de Blasio, who was the campaign manager for her U.S. Senate race in...
  • Herpes Virus Found on Library Copies of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Two Belgian university professors recently decided to submit the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library to bacteriology and toxicology tests. Traces of cocaine were found on all 10 books...the scientists discovered traces of the herpes virus in the pages of the erotic tale Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • Clintons to get public health awards from Harvard

    10/20/2013 1:49:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    chron.com ^ | 10/20/13 | houston Chronicle
    BOSTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are among those who will be honored during events celebrating the Harvard School of Public Health's centennial.
  • Rihanna lipstick gave me herpes, claims New York woman

    05/31/2013 9:50:44 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/31/13 | Seans Michaels
    A New York woman has filed a lawsuit after contracting herpes at a Rihanna concert. Starkeema Greenidge claims she was infected by the virus when she sampled a lipstick offered by one of the singer's sponsors. Greenidge is seeking unspecified damages for the "mental anguish and emotional distress" caused by Rihanna's signature RiRi Woo lipstick. "This is going to happen over and over again if nothing is done," the 28-year-old waitress entreated the New York Daily News. "I wasn't able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money." The Harlem resident told Manhattan supreme court that...
  • Fashion titan and Bill Clinton donor sued for 'herpes' date with woman he met online: suit

    04/05/2013 9:42:36 AM PDT · by dead · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/6/13 | JAMIE SCHRAM and REBECCA HARSHBARGER
    A fashion-industry titan and top donor to President Bill Clinton met a woman on Match.com, lavishly wined and dined her before she agreed to have unprotected sex — and infected her with herpes, she claims in a new lawsuit. ... The date went well, as Simon regaled her with anecdotes about his relationship to the ex-president, she says. “He told me that he had just gotten back from a lunch with Clinton; he is a close personal friend with Bill Clinton,” she said, and records, in fact, show he shelled out at least $1 million to Clinton’s foundation. Simon, she...
  • How herpesvirus invades nervous system

    03/30/2013 3:08:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | March 28, 2013 | NA
    Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a component of the herpesvirus that "hijacks" machinery inside human cells, allowing the virus to rapidly and successfully invade the nervous system upon initial exposure. Led by Gregory Smith, associate professor in immunology and microbiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, researchers found that viral protein 1-2, or VP1/2, allows the herpesvirus to interact with cellular motors, known as dynein. Once the protein has overtaken this motor, the virus can speed along intercellular highways, or microtubules, to move unobstructed from the tips of nerves in skin to the nuclei of neurons within the nervous...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/28/2011 4:58:52 AM PST · by jackv · 31 replies
    11-28-11 | jackv
    "Yea, Tho I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Will Fear No Evil... For Thou Art With Me."Psalm 23:4 "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him." (Psalm 91:1-2)
  • A virus similar to herpes could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (Epstein-Barr)

    05/17/2011 9:34:35 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    Universidad de Granada ^ | May 16, 2011 | Unknown
    At present, while there is no cause known for this condition, patients with MS seem to have genetic vulnerability to certain environmental factors that could trigger this condition, such as the Epstein-Barr virus. Scientists at the University of Granada have found a relation between the Epstein-Barr virus –which belongs to the herpesviruses family–and the development of this conditionThe Epstein-Barr (EVB) virus –belonging to the herpesviruses family, which also includes the herpes simplex virus and the cytomegalovirus– is one of the environmental factors that might cause multiple sclerosis, a condition affecting the central nervous system, which causes are unknown. This has...
  • Unnamed A-list male star with herpes sued for $20m after 'knowingly infecting...'

    05/11/2011 8:03:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5-11-11
    Unnamed A-list male star with herpes sued for $20m after 'knowingly infecting sex partner with virus' By Daily Mail Reporter A male A-list celebrity knowingly exposed his sexual partner to the herpes virus, according to a new lawsuit. The star - who is worth in excess of $100m - is not named, but is described as having 'substantial fame internationally'. The court documents describe how the victim - who is not named or identified as a man or a woman - met the celebrity in Las Vegas on April 1 and has now contracted herpes.
  • No bail for woman accused of killing man she thought gave her STD

    04/06/2011 3:47:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 6, 2011
    Bail was denied today for a woman accused of fatally shooting a man because she thought he had given her a sexually transmitted disease. A lawyer for Ashley Nicole Steele, 21, argued that she grew up a ward of the state, has a 10th grade education and suffers from bipolar disorder.
  • Researchers link herpes to Alzheimer's disease (cold sore virus)

    04/04/2011 11:56:33 AM PDT · by decimon · 26 replies
    Brown University ^ | April 4, 2011 | Unknown
    'Cold sores' connected to cognitive declineALBUQUERQUE, NM – Laboratories at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Brown University, and House Ear Institute (HEI) have developed a new technique to observe herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infections growing inside cells. HSV1, the cause of the common cold sore, persists in a latent form inside nerve cells. Re-activation and growth of HSV1 infections contribute to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Details are published in the March 31 issue of PLoS ONE magazine from the Public Library of Science. "Herpes infects mucous membranes, such as the lip or eye, and generates...
  • Outbreak at Playboy Mansion

    02/12/2011 7:35:47 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/12/2011 | Staff
    Can the Playboy Mansion make you ill? Hugh Hefner's iconic bachelor pad is under investigation after more than 80 guests at a conference and party there became sick with a suspected strain of Legionnaires' disease. Scores of attendees at the Domainfest conference in Santa Monica, held Feb. 1 to 3, came down with symptoms including fever, respiratory infections and violent headaches. Four Swedish guests were diagnosed with Legionellosis or pontiac fever -- a milder form of Legionnaires' caused by bacteria that thrives in warm air-conditioning systems.
  • Compounds to combat cold sores

    02/01/2011 9:49:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 72 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 01 February 2011 | Elinor Richards
    New compounds to fight the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, have been made by researchers from Italy. The compounds' antiviral activity could be enhanced further by encapsulating them in a cyclodextrin nanocarrier that acts as a delivery system. Giovanni Grassi and colleagues from the University of Messina made indole-3,4-diones that share structural features with inhibitors of kinase - an enzyme linked to many diseases. The inhibitors were recently reported to prevent viral replication in vitro. 'The diones showed remarkable anti HSV-1 activity in vitro,' says Grassi. They then encapsulated the most effective dione in an amphiphilic - both hydrophilic and lipophilic - cyclodextrin....
  • Meghan McCain: O'Donnell 'reflects badly on the movement' (McCain attacks O'Donnell, Tea Party)

    10/19/2010 3:52:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies
    (CNN) – Sen. John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, wants to make one thing clear, "I am not the one running for Senate." McCain’s comments about Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell as a "nut job" while appearing on ABC's "This Week" program Sunday, immediately received harsh criticism and backlash. A response that day from the O'Donnell campaign mocked McCain for having "vast experience in politics and running for office." McCain is now firing back. The 25 year-old, whose departure from conservative orthodoxy on some issues is no secret and has put her at odds with some in the GOP base,...
  • Clinton rallies Democrats in O.C.

    10/16/2010 1:08:58 PM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 10/15/2010 | DOUG IRVING and JESSICA TERRELL
    SANTA ANA – Former President Bill Clinton told a cheering, whistling crowd of Democratic faithful Friday not to let disappointment in the dragging pace of economic recovery cloud their votes in next month's pivotal elections. Clinton was in Santa Ana to rally voters for Rep. Loretta Sanchez, one of dozens of Democrats nationwide whose seats are considered in play in part because of widespread apathy among party voters. Sanchez finds herself locked in a tight race with Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, even though registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans in her central Orange County district. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, left, and President...
  • Study links drug reaction to herpes virus

    10/01/2010 2:00:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2010 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON – A rare and dangerous reaction to a range of common medicines including antibiotics and anticonvulsants may be caused by a severe immune response to reactivated herpes virus, scientists said on Wednesday. Researchers said their findings suggest that if doctors were to test for the herpes virus in patients suffering the drug reaction, they might be able to find ways to treat it and possibly stop it becoming more severe, or even fatal. The results should also help scientists find out what makes some people susceptible to the reaction, which is known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic...
  • Mitt Romney touting Mark Kirk with jobs and economy message (RINO ALERT)

    09/25/2010 5:26:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 2010-09-24 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney--eyeing a 2012 presidential race--headlines a lunch fund-raiser in Chicago today for GOP Senate candidate Mark Kirk--and I'm told Romney is coming to talk about jobs and Kirk.
  • Herpes virus used to treat cancer

    08/10/2010 2:12:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 8/10/10 | Emma Wilkinson
    Doctors say they have used a genetically engineered herpes virus to treat successfully patients with head and neck cancer. A London hospital trial of 17 patients found that use of the virus alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy helped kill the tumours in most patients. It works by getting into cancer cells, killing them from the inside, and also boosting the patient's immune system. Further trials are planned for later in the year. Head and neck cancer, which includes cancer of the mouth, tongue and throat, affects up to 8,000 people every year in the UK.
  • The 60's Sexual Revolution - Reaping The Consequences

    03/09/2010 3:15:07 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 30 replies · 744+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 3/9/10 | DJP I.F.
    Today, Reuters has released an article on the mind blowing stats of the number of individuals that are infected with and possess the incurable disease of herpes in the United States. "WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice likely as men to be infected, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for...
  • U.S. herpes rates remain high - CDC (1 in 6)

    03/09/2010 12:04:07 PM PST · by Abathar · 35 replies · 425+ views
    Reuters ^ | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice likely as men to be infected, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 21 percent of women were infected with genital herpes, compared to only 11.5 percent of men, while 39 percent of blacks were infected compared to about...
  • The Tiger Woods story grows bigger, and juicier (steroids?)

    12/15/2009 10:46:17 PM PST · by Frantzie · 22 replies · 1,441+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12-16-2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
    The golf great's credibility, already eroded by marital infidelity, could evaporate entirely if there's fire to go along with the smoke generated by his reported link to a doctor who promotes HGH.
  • Tiger Woods on Steroids?: You Be The Judge

    12/15/2009 6:01:25 PM PST · by Frantzie · 57 replies · 2,881+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | December 15, 2009 | Sven Klemencic
    We thought the worst for Tiger was behind him, or, at the very least, that no closet was big enough to hold any more skeletons. Looks like we were wrong—remember, Tiger owns more than a few houses, and more than a few closets. Behind door number—which one are we on now?—is the revelation that the doctor who treated Woods after his knee injury has been indicted in a doping scandal by the FBI, and is accused of treating athletes with steroids.
  • St. Louis Zoo Elephant Undergoing Herpes Treatment

    12/10/2009 9:31:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 597+ views
    KPLR ^ | 12/10/09
    The Saint Louis Zoo's two-and-a-half-year-old Asian elephant named Jade is undergoing treatment for elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), according to Curator of Mammals Martha Fischer. Jade was successfully treated for EEHV in February of this year and since then her blood tests had been negative. The virus is potentially fatal to elephants. "Jade is holding her own," according to Fischer. "We have continued to monitor our young elephants very closely every day for symptoms of EEHV and check their blood levels regularly." A cooperative multi-institutional research effort to study EEHV and find a cure has been underway for the last several...
  • Tiger Mistress wants STD Tests

    12/10/2009 8:47:50 PM PST · by Frantzie · 40 replies · 1,904+ views
    UK Sun ^ | 12-10-2009 | STAFF REPORTERS
    SEXY socialite and Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel plans to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases, it was claimed last night. Curvy Rachel told pals she would undergo tests after a string of girls — including TWO porn stars — said they had also slept with the superstar golfer.
  • Herpes Never Sleeps

    11/22/2009 6:03:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,531+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 18 November 2009 | Martin Enserink
    Enlarge ImageBusybody. A new study suggests HSV-2, seen here as orange particles, is constantly active even when patients don't have symptoms. Credit: Dennis Kunkel Microscopy Inc./Visuals Unlimited, Inc. Genital herpes comes and goes--at least that's what it looks like to patients. But a mathematical model published in the 18 November issue of Science Translational Medicine suggests that herpes never slumbers. Instead, nerve cells continuously pump out the virus in minuscule quantities over a sufferer's lifetime. If the findings hold, it may be much harder to stop patients from passing on the infection than researchers thought. As many as one...
  • VIDEO: Clinton Tells Heckler He "Ought" To Go To "Town Hall Meetings"

    08/14/2009 6:25:31 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 21 replies · 1,503+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 14, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    A blogger at the Netroots Nation conference in Pittsburgh stood up and interrupted Bill Clinton's speech Thursday night. He asked Clinton "Mr. President, will you call for a repeal of DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell? Right now?" Clinton told Hudson that he "ought" to go to one of the health care town halls. "You'd do really well there," he added.
  • Offbeat: Paranoid lawsuit attempts to link Apple to Italian mafia

    07/18/2009 11:26:15 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 330+ views
    appleinsider.com ^ | 7/17/09 08:10 AM EST | Neil Hughes
    Offbeat: Paranoid lawsuit attempts to link Apple to Italian mafia By Neil Hughes Published: 08:10 AM EST A new lawsuit from a Beverly Hills, Calif., man alleges that Apple conspired with the Italian mafia to secretly track him, transmit threatening messages to his iPod, and insert the word "herpes" into the song "Still Tippin'" by Mike Jones. Not just his iPod, Gregory McKenna is convinced that many things in his life were bugged, including his bedroom, living room, upstairs bathroom and Toyota Camry. McKenna alleges in his lawsuit that two iPods he owned – an iPod shuffle bought on eBay...
  • More Palin-Bashing... Today Show Comedian Says She's Like Herpes

    06/09/2009 1:43:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 873+ views
    Tuesday, June 09, 2009 More Palin-Bashing... Today Show Comedian Says She's Like Herpes As much as the Leftists and state media love Obama-- they hate Sarah Palin. Comedian Chuck Nice says Palin is like herpes. Not so Nice. NewsBusters reported: VH1 comedian Chuck Nice appeared on Tuesday's "Today" show and compared Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the sexually transmitted disease herpes. He mocked, "But, Sarah Palin to the GOP, this is what I've got to say, she is very much like herpes, she's not going away." Chuck must need work or be shooting for some upcoming Leftist award.
  • Mom's kiss killed 11-day-old

    02/27/2009 12:27:02 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 13 replies · 1,246+ views
    AFP via The Times of India ^ | 28 Feb 2009, 0015 hrs IST | AFP via The Times of India
    LONDON: An 11-day-old baby girl died after her mother unwittingly infected her with the virus which causes cold sores, probably through a kiss or breastfeeding, a coroner ruled. An inquest on Thursday found newborn Jennifer Schofield died from Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Her mother Ruth, 35, probably caught it late into her pregnancy, the coroner said, most likely for the first time in her life, meaning she had not developed immunity and nor had her child. The virus attacked the baby’s major organs and she died within days. Schofield fell ill with flu-like symptoms a few days before giving birth,...
  • Second elephant at zoo tests positive for herpes virus

    02/20/2009 1:49:47 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 653+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | Diane Toroian Keaggy
    The St. Louis Zoo is grappling with a second case of a potentially deadly strain of herpes that first struck an elephant calf more than a week ago. Tests show Maliha, 2, has the same elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, or EEHV, that was diagnosed earlier this month in her half sister Jade. Jade's stable condition is almost as surprising as Maliha's diagnosis. There is no cure or vaccine for EEHV
  • Pelosi: Americans should pay to cure my herpes!

    02/01/2009 1:48:31 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 21 replies · 1,354+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 2/1/2009 | HC
    Fresh off trying to ramrod taxpayer-funded abortions into the stimulus package, House Squeaker Nancy Pelosi now believes that STD's, not babies, are the true evil drain on our nation's coffers. Because we all can agree that it is hard to bring home a paycheck when you're oozing pus, STD prevention seems like a perfect landing point for stimulus treasure. YouTube linked video below of Madam Squeaker trying to explain it all on CBS while courageously fighting through the shankers. Tragic...I, for one, truly hope her stupid yap doesn't fall off and sink in San Francisco Bay. That would be bad....
  • Harvard Makes Topical RNAi Treatment That Can Effectively Stop the Transmission of Herpes

    01/21/2009 2:48:01 PM PST · by decimon · 12 replies · 536+ views
    Next Big Future ^ | Jan. 21, 2008 | Brian Wang
    Harvard medical school has a topical treatment (a cream) that is based on RNAi (RNA interference) which can eliminate herpes virus even one week after infection to effectively stop the transmission of herpes. This was proven with mice and will be moving to human trials. > In early 2008, there was a separate Harvard developed Herpes vaccine. This is in preclinical trials.
  • Cold sore link to Alzheimer's offers breakthrough hope

    12/07/2008 3:42:46 PM PST · by decimon · 51 replies · 2,721+ views
    scotsman.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2008 | Kate Foster
    A COMMON virus that produces cold sores may be one of the main causes of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests, sparking hope that the devastating condition could be treated with existing drugs. Scientists believe the herpes simplex virus (HSV1), which is widespread throughout the population, is linked to up to 60% of Alzheimer's cases.
  • Reaping The Consequences::THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN

    11/30/2008 1:53:00 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies · 573+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman ^ | Nov 30, 2008 | The Ignorant Fisherman
    Sunday, November 30, 2008 Reaping The Consequences The latest article posted by the AP (Associated Press) stated that about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide. My friend, this is only the tip of the decadent iceberg! The New York Health Department stated that genital herpes can double a person's risk for contracting HIV. The rate of contracting herpes is highest among New Yorkers, women, gay men and black people. My beloved, one-in-four New Yorkers has herpes!!! That's 2,000,000 individuals! This statistic should frighten and alarm any sane individual. How can...
  • Paris Hilton to spend New Year's Eve in Sydney (Oh, the Humanity!!!)

    11/12/2008 3:47:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 860+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 November 2008
    PROFESSIONAL socialite Paris Hilton has confirmed she and rocker boyfriend Benji Madden will host a New Year's eve party at a secret Sydney location. "I can't wait to be partying with the Aussies and Benji DJ-ing by my side," Hilton said from Los Angeles. The billionaire hotel heiress is paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend parties around the globe, and was last down under when advertising magnate John Singleton reportedly paid her $5 million for a six-day promotional visit almost two years ago. This year's party will be streamed live over The Bongo Virus - a platform similar...
  • Accused Palin Hacker Is Misunderstood

    10/09/2008 5:29:57 AM PDT · by writer33 · 58 replies · 1,639+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 10/9/08 | Chris Davis
    Knoxville, TN—In what could land David Kernell in prison for up to five years, the hacking of Sarah Palin’s email account is, like David Kernell, completely misunderstood. On Wednesday, Kernell was charged with one felony count of accessing a protected computer for allegedly breaking into the private Yahoo e-mail account of Sarah Palin, R-AK, cooking up his own original recipe. Kernell has plead not guilty to the charge, and noted that he will have his day in court. “My time will come to give my side of the story,” stated Kernell, a 20-year old University of Tennessee student. “I believe...
  • New approach will finally kill herpes

    07/04/2008 9:57:35 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 139 replies · 1,817+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 4 Jul 2008, 0254 hrs IST | REUTERS
    WASHINGTON: US researchers reported that they may have found a way to flush out herpes viruses from hiding — offering a potential way to cure pesky and painful conditions from cold sores to shingles. They discovered that a mysterious gene carried by the herpes simplex-1 virus — the one that causes cold sores — allows the virus to lay low in the nerves it infects. It does so via microRNAs, little pieces of genetic material that regulate the activity of many viruses, the researchers report in the journal Nature. It may be possible to "wake up" the virus and then...
  • Study: 1 in 4 adults in NYC have herpes virus

    06/09/2008 11:02:34 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 58 replies · 160+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-9-08 | AP
    A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. The study, released Monday, says about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide.
  • Protest marks year since baby elephant's death [Raging Moonbat Alert!]

    06/08/2008 4:25:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies · 272+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 6/6/2008 | CLAIRE TRAGESER
    Wind, rain and bitter cold could not keep five determined women from sending their message to Woodland Park Zoo: An elephant never forgets. The women, representing three animal activist organizations, went to the zoo Friday morning to remember Hansa, the zoo's baby elephant, who died one year ago, and to protest the zoo's decision to once again impregnate Hansa's mother, Chai. The activists claim that because Hansa died of herpes, Chai might also carry the disease and could pass it on if she had another child. "If she has another baby and it dies, she won't recover," said Nancy Farnam,...
  • STD Data Come as No Surprise, Area Teenagers Say

    03/12/2008 11:09:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 861+ views
    Washington Post via www.HerpesLifeLine.com ^ | March 13, 2008 | Washington Post Staff Writers Laura Sessions Stepp and Katherine Shaver
    Elizabeth Alderman, adolescent specialist at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, was astounded by a federal report this week showing that two out of five teenage girls who have had sex have experienced at least one sexually transmitted infection. Lorena Granados, a junior at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, was not the least bit surprised. "A lot of girls fall in love, and it doesn't seem they care about protection," she said yesterday. "It's 'What am I going to enjoy right now?' Or they'll say, 'I know he hasn't been with anybody. . ....
  • STD study sends message to teens: You're vulnerable

    03/12/2008 1:11:39 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | 3-12-08 | Lindsey Tanner AP
    CHICAGO - Startling government research on teenage girls and sexually transmitted diseases sends a blunt message to kids who think they're immune: It's liable to happen to you or someone you know. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found at least 1 in 4 teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease. The most common one, HPV, is a virus that can cause cervical cancer, and the second most common, chlamydia, can cause infertility. Nearly half of the Black teens in the study had at least one sexually transmitted...
  • Study: 1 in 4 teen girls has an STD

    03/11/2008 4:05:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies · 856+ views
    AP ^ | 3-11-08 | AP
    CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group. The study by CDC researcher Dr. Sara Forhan is an analysis of nationally representative data on 838 girls who participated in a 2003-04 government health survey. Teens were tested for four infections: human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer and affected 18 percent of girls studied; chlamydia, which affected 4 percent; trichomoniasis, 2.5 percent; and herpes simplex virus, 2 percent.
  • Bill Spars With Obama Supporter (Claims Clinton Hit Him)

    02/17/2008 2:55:40 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 142 replies · 309+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 17, 2008
    CANTON, OH -- Robert Holeman came to Timken High School here today with a message to deliver to Bill Clinton. He did -- and he said the former president wasn’t happy about it. Clinton spoke to a capacity crowd in this Northeast Ohio town, the third of five events today in the Buckeye State. He told voters that the contest was “the power of speeches against the promise of solutions by a world-class change maker.” Throughout the event, as Clinton made his case for his wife, Holeman’s dissenting voice could be heard. At times he simply shouted Obama’s name. When...
  • Experiment to treat genital herpes produces no protection

    02/04/2008 3:35:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 16 replies · 7,793+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2008 | Sabin Russell, Chronicle Medical Writer
    A once-promising experiment to see if treating genital herpes with a common drug could dramatically reduce susceptibility to HIV infection has found no protection whatsoever -- a shocking setback for researchers hoping to find a pill that would slow the spread of the AIDS epidemic. Results of the long-awaited study, which included gay men in San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Peru, as well as women in Africa, were released here Monday at the 15th annual Retrovirus conference, the premiere annual scientific meeting of AIDS researchers.
  • Clinton Laments Missing College Football

    01/01/2008 2:43:17 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 77 replies · 260+ views
    TOWNHALL ^ | NAFEESA SYEED
    America feels Bill Clinton's pain. On New Year's Day, when many sports fans plant themselves on the couch to watch a day of college football games, the former president was stumping through the snows of Iowa for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. As Bill Clinton put it, "This morning, as I was walking out to come here, Hillary looked at me and said, 'Finally, after all these years I know you do love me.' And I said, 'You do?' She said, "Absolutely, you're missing six football games today." Clinton laughed along with about 300 people at Ashford...
  • Houston Zoo a herpes hot spot?

    12/05/2007 4:59:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 220+ views
    www.khou.com ^ | 12-5-07 | Brad Woodard
    If ever there was an exhibit with an awe factor at the Houston Zoo, it would have to be the elephants. Mac, the newest attracting, is now just over a year old. Cute, sure. But there’s something else about these elephants that isn’t readily apparent – something which, in the future, may or may not become a problem. “It’s latent. Some animals manifest it. Others live for a long time with it, like our bull elephant and our female,” Zoo Director Rick Barongi said. “It” is a deadly elephant version of the herpes
  • Clinton Global Initiative begins

    09/26/2007 10:14:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 132+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/26/07 | Brendan Farrington - ap
    NEW YORK - Across town from the United Nations General Assembly session, other world leaders, celebrities and scholars gathered Wednesday for the third annual Clinton Global Initiative conference to discuss subjects of global importance. Climate change — one of four main topics of the conference this year, along with poverty, health and education — took center stage Wednesday morning as the three-day conference began. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist joined Clinton to announce plans by Florida Power & Light to build a solar power plant as part of a $2.4 billion clean energy program. "This is a huge deal for America...
  • Herpes Shows Promise for Killing Cancer

    07/09/2007 10:36:52 AM PDT · by kellynla · 31 replies · 1,135+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | July 8, 2007 | staff
    A genetically engineered herpes virus, designed to kill cancer cells but leave normal tissue unharmed, has shown early promise in clinical tests, scientists said on Saturday. The idea of injecting cancer patients with a live virus may seem bizarre, but researchers believe viruses — which are experts at killing cells — could one day become a valuable addition to the medical armory against cancer. The latest progress in a small study using MediGene AG’s virus NV1020 was presented at the annual European Society for Medical Oncology conference in Lugano, Switzerland. NV1020 is a modified version of the herpes simplex virus,...
  • Herpes Virus Killing Coral Reefs (Virus from humans of course)

    06/25/2007 4:42:51 PM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 20 replies · 2,144+ views
    Live Science ^ | 6-20-07 | Andrea Thompson
    “For some reason, when you put people next to reefs, they die,” said microbiologist Forest Rohwer of San Diego State University at a recent symposium at the American Museum of Natural History here. A 2004 study found that 70 percent of the world’s reefs had been destroyed or were threatened