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  • Chelsea Clinton shares insights on public health (privilege barf alert)

    02/11/2019 5:10:48 AM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | 2/8/2019 | Kathryn Inman
    Chelsea Clinton is a public health advocate, researcher and educator. But being a mother has deepened her passion for children’s health, she explained in a talk on Feb. 5 at Weill Cornell Medicine. Clinton, a member of the Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Overseers, spoke to students and faculty about her passion for children’s health (snip) In a conversation with Dr. Rainu Kaushal, chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, before a small audience of invited guests, Clinton highlighted the genesis of the Clinton Foundation (snip) During her talk, Clinton, who has a Master of Public Health degree...
  • Person with measles spent time at restaurants, stores in Hood River and The Dalles [Oregon]

    01/04/2019 6:53:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    KPTV ^ | Jan 4, 2019
    A person with a confirmed case of measles spent time at stores and restaurants in The Dalles and Hood River, according to Oregon Health Authority. The infectious person was in those areas from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31. An Oregon Health Authority spokeswoman said this is a separate case from the one that was reported Friday in Clark County involving a child. The two cases are not believed to be connected. In the Oregon case, the person was seen Wednesday at the Oregon Health & Science University emergency department in Portland between 9 a.m. and noon. No additional cases of...
  • Scientists Just Found Something Absolutely Shocking on These McDonald's Self-Order Touchscreens

    11/29/2018 9:51:00 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 37 replies
    INC. ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Sarah Taylor Staff Writer
    Scientists Just Found Something Absolutely Shocking on These McDonald's Self-Order Touchscreens The discovery of fecal bacteria on McDonald's self-order touchscreens is raising concern about their safety. By Peter EconomyThe Leadership Guy @bizzwriter CREDIT: Getty Images Fast-food giant McDonald's has been rolling out touchscreen self-order kiosks in its restaurants for the past several years. While they make ordering your Big Mac, fries, and chocolate shake more efficient and accurate (and they're actually kind of fun), yesterday scientists revealed that they found something on those touchscreens that should be of tremendous concern for McDonald's customers. Bacteria. But not just any kind of...
  • Report: Fecal Matter Found on Every McDonald’s Self-Service Touchscreen

    11/28/2018 4:02:40 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 146 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | JACK PHILLIPS
    A report said that fecal matter was discovered on every McDonald’s self-service touchscreen swabbed during an investigation in the United Kingdom. Samples were taken at six McDonald’s locations in London and two in Birmingham. The samples all revealed a contamination of coliforms, which are found in human fecal matter. “We were all surprised how much gut and fecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals,” said London Metropolitan University Dr. Paul Matawele, according to The Metro. “For instance Enterococcus faecalis is part of the flora of gastrointestinal tracts...
  • Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health

    10/31/2018 8:36:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | MIchelle Malkin
    We live in bizarro times. Suddenly, it is controversial to state obvious, neon-bright truths. This week, it has become newsworthy to observe that illegal border-crossers who circumvent required medical screenings are a threat to America's public health and safety. Just look at these hyperventilating headlines and tweets. From Newsweek, which is supposed to, you know, report actual news of the week: "'We don't know what people have': Laura Ingraham calls migrant caravan a health issue." And from The Daily Beast: "Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade Fears 'Diseases' Brought By Migrant Caravan." This is not "news." It's propaganda recycled and...
  • Atlantic's Goldberg: Fox News Triggers 'Bible-Readers' With Talk of Immigrant Leprosy

    10/30/2018 10:06:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Immigration Bringing More Leprosy to U.S."Leprosy, the disfiguring scourge of the skin most associated with exotic lands and Bible stories, is increasing because of immigration from Southeast Asia and Latin America." Question: which extreme right-wing news outlet published that defamatory, scare-mongering, headline and report? Infowars? Breitbart? Fox News, perhaps? Nope. It was . . . The New York Times. The article dates to 1983. But there have been more recent reports of the same problem, as here, here and here. In each article, it is mentioned that the great majority of leprosy cases in the U.S. are diagnosed among immigrants,...
  • Medical Expert: Migrant Caravan Could Pose Public Health Threat

    10/27/2018 10:53:12 AM PDT · by gattaca · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 26, 2018 | Penny Starr
    Dr. Jan Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said on Breitbart News Daily that the thousands of people marching toward the U.S. border with Mexico could bring diseases that could pose a threat to public health.
  • AIDS Activists: 'Fear of Trump Policies' May Cause HIV Rates to Rise Among Latinos

    10/17/2018 11:49:25 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    An HIV/AIDS group, whose board of advisers includes doctors from some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country, says that "fear of Trump policies" may be a factor in the rising rate of HIV in Latino homosexual men. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS; 68% of new HIV infections in the United States occur in homosexual and bisexual men. "The Body, The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource" is a service of Remedy Health Media in New York City, and it states that part of its mission is to "demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment" and "use the Web to lower...
  • Flea-borne TYPHUS in LA County spreads to Long Beach as 91 people are struck down amid [tr]

    10/11/2018 6:55:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2018 | Sam Blanchard and Stephen Matthews
    A flea-borne typhus outbreak in the Los Angeles area has also rocked Long Beach – the third city to be struck down in the region. Officials have this year recorded 12 cases of the bug in the city, home to 470,000 people and around 20 miles (32km) south of downtown LA. A further 20 cases have been recorded in Pasadena since the start of 2018 - and 59 in the whole of LA County in total. Pasadena and Long Beach are both technically in LA County, however they have their own health departments which record their own figures.
  • More than 600 people got sick after eating at one Chipotle. Health officials don’t know why yet.

    08/08/2018 8:00:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    Washington POSt ^ | 08/07/2018 | Eli Rosenberg
    Chipotle in Powell between July 26 and 30 Chipotle said that it voluntarily closed the store last week for 24 hours after the period the illnesses were reported, replacing all of its food and cleaning and sanitizing the restaurant. Sheila L. Hiddleson, the health commissioner from the county, said in an email that it was still awaiting lab results to determine the cause of the sicknesses. The Dayton Daily News said that tests have so far come back negative for Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli and Norovirus. Chipotle has had some high-profile issues with food safety before. A federal inquiry examined...
  • More than 500 Tennessee zip line visitors sick in stomach illness outbreak

    07/15/2018 7:12:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    WREG ^ | 07/14/2018
    An investigation continues into what has caused hundreds of visitors to a Tennessee zip line destination to suddenly develop a gastrointestinal illness. More than 500 people have reported symptoms including stomachache, nausea and vomiting after visiting the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg. The Tennessee Department of Health announced Thursday that officials are continuing to look for the cause of the illnesses. “At this time, we cannot point to one simple cause of this outbreak,” John Dunn, the department’s deputy state epidemiologist, said in the news release about the investigation. Since June, several visitors to the CLIMB Works facility tested positive...
  • San Francisco Logs Over 16,000 Feces Complaints in One Week

    07/05/2018 8:27:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 58 replies
    Newswars.com ^ | 7/4/2018 | Dan Lyman
    A website and related app that allows local residents to request maintenance or non-emergency services from the city has received 16,015 complaints with the keyword ‘feces’ in the last week at the time of this writing, and many pertain to human waste in public places. Additionally, words and phrases synonymous with ‘feces’ are found in thousands more grievances. Many of the complaints also connect the fecal matter to vagrants and homeless encampments - a sight all too common now across California. Users can geotag the location in question, and also provide photos to support their claim. “Homeless encampment is blocking...
  • Hepatitis A Outbreaks Spread Across the United States

    06/23/2018 1:29:14 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies
    https://www.passporthealthusa.com ^ | April 24, 2018 By Josh Martinez
    Since late summer 2016, hepatitis A has had an increased presence across the United States. While San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak caused headlines in 2017, the disease isn’t just contained to Southern California. So far in 2018, seven states reported cases of the food and water-borne disease. Among those states, Utah, Michigan and Kentucky reported the most cases. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and causes jaundice. Once infected, the disease can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. It is extremely contagious and usually spread through unsanitary food and water. On rare...
  • Man asks black woman if her daughter bathed before going in hotel pool, sparks outrage

    06/15/2018 6:23:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | David K. Li
    A white man confronted a black female swimmer at a ritzy California hotel’s pool on Monday, questioning whether she bathed before taking a dip, according to video of the incident. The man insisted he was perfectly within his rights to ask such an intrusive question at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena, footage posted Wednesday by the woman, Texas resident Carle Wheeler, showed.
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/08/2018 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    The teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • Drinking Fountain? Go ahead, take a drink from the Drinking Fountain.

    Halsey Taylor is one of the leading manufacturers of drinking fountains today. Company founder Halsey W. Taylor invented the non-squirting drinking fountain. In 1896, Taylor's father died from typhoid fever. This illness is principally spread through contaminated drinking water. Several years later, while working as a plant superintendent for the Packard Motor Car Company, Taylor realized numerous workers were becoming sick with dysentery. He believed contaminated drinking water was the chief reason for the spreading illness. Taylor determined to develop a drinking fountain that was sanitary and would not contribute to the spreading of various illnesses. By 1912, he had...
  • Planned Parenthood Tells HIV-Infected Kids They Don't Have to Disclose Status to Partners

    04/13/2018 5:58:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2018 | Megan Fox
    What kind of sex educators would tell kids with AIDS they don't have to disclose their health status to a sexual partner? Planned Parenthood, that's who! International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has an information campaign they've put out for kids with HIV called "Healthy, Happy and Hot" that begins: Young people living with HIV may feel that sex is just not an option, but don’t worry — many young people living with HIV live healthy, fun, happy and sexually fulfilling lives. You can too, if you want to! Things get easier (and sex can get even better) as you become...
  • 3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot: Illinois health officials

    04/10/2018 9:32:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 93 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | ANDREA MILLER
    A third person who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana has died in Illinois, health officials confirmed. There are now 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area who experienced severe bleeding after using the synthetic pot, often called spice, K2 or fake weed, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. “Each day we’ve seen the number of cases rise,” said director of the IDPH Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. "Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe. They are not regulated and people don’t know what chemicals may be in them, like rat poison. While efforts are underway to get...
  • Scarlet fever outbreak is worst for nearly 40 years

    04/08/2018 7:53:10 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2018 | Telegraph Reporters
    Parents are being warned to look out for signs of scarlet fever in their children, with more cases of the illness reported this year than since 1982, health officials said. The highly contagious infection mainly affects young children and is not usually serious if treated.
  • California’s Bad ‘Cup of Joe’

    04/06/2018 6:28:20 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 5, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    As civilization “grows more maudlin and hysterical” it tends “to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes,” argued H.L. Mencken. He added that “the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” It’s hard to argue with those points, especially in light of the latest court battle over California’s zany public-health laws. Last week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle ruled that Starbucks and other coffee retailers are in hot water because they don’t slap labels on coffee...