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  • Is being transgender a mental illness? WHO classification system suggests it is

    06/08/2016 9:33:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    STAT ^ | 3 Jun, 2016 | HELEN BRANSWELL
    t is, perhaps, a peculiar fact involving an obscure medical text, but it is one that is now taking on outsized importance: The World Health Organization, in a compendium of conditions and diseases, lists being transgender under the umbrella of mental illness. The WHO publishes a standardized coding system used around the globe to classify medical conditions, for research purposes and health-care billing. In the document, being transgender is currently included in a section with kleptomania (the overwhelming impulse to steal), trichotillomania (the compulsion to pull out ones own hair), and pedophilia (a preference for having sex with children).
  • Star Trek actor eviscerated after equating NRA with UCLA shooting

    06/01/2016 8:17:50 PM PDT · by russbart · 76 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 1, 2016
    Shortly after reports of a shooting later identified as a likely murder-suicide resulted in a campus lock down at the University of California at Los Angeles, one actor opted to post a pithy indictment of the National Rifle Association to his Twitter page.
  • Canada once again backs Israel at the UN

    05/29/2016 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2016, 5:59 AM | Dalit Halevy
    Canada once again backed Israel at the UN this week when it voted against the World Health Organizations (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for mental, physical and environmental health rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus Liberal government joined the Israel, the United States, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea as the only countries to vote against the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation.
  • WHO singles out Israel as worlds only health rights violator

    05/26/2016 3:25:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/26/201 | Shoshana Miskin
    World Health Organization's UN resolution marks Israel as the world's only violator of 'mental, physical and environmental health.' The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an investigation into alleged abuses of "mental, physical and environmental health" rights by Israel, the only country singled out during the U.N. agency's annual assembly in Geneva. The motion was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation, and it commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate and report on "the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory" and "the occupied Syrian Golan." France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 107...
  • Candidate for UN health chief eyes global tax to help WHO

    05/18/2016 2:18:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2016 2:40 PM EDT | Raphael Satter
    A French diplomat competing to be the worlds top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World Health Organizations coffers, a proposal aimed at bringing order to the U.N. agencys fragmented budget. Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy told journalists at the Foreign Ministry in Paris that micropayments tacked on to as-yet-undetermined international business operations could support WHOs budget. Im persuaded that innovative financing can play a role in the support of WHO, he said.
  • WHO says new case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia

    04/01/2016 6:04:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 8:54 AM EDT
    The World Health Organization says a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, days after saying the outbreak no longer qualifies as an international health emergency. [] Flare-ups have occurred before in Liberia, and in Sierra Leone and Guinea, though health authorities say those are not linked to the original chain of transmission. WHO says Guinea has confirmed eight cases and seven deaths since late February.
  • Former Obama aide dropped hours after signing with news network

    03/20/2016 7:28:40 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/16
    A former aide to President Obama was signed and then dropped as a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News on the same day, The Washington Examiner reported. Stephanie Cutter, who was supposed to join the news networks as a hard-news political analyst, was dropped hours after she signed because of a conflict of interest. "She will contribute exclusively on a range of topics across all platforms including Meet the Press, TODAY, Nightly and MSNBC," a report from Politico Playbook stated Friday. But on the same day it was announced she was signing with the networks, news surfaced that Cutter...
  • Actress Jennifer Garner: Filming 'Miracles From Heaven' Inspired Me to Go Back to Church

    03/20/2016 7:26:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 03/20/2016
    In new faith film Miracles from Heaven, which is based on a true story, actress Jennifer Garner plays Christy Beam, the mother of a young girl Annabel (Kylie Rogers) who is diagnosed with an incurable and painful disease. Because of the illness, pressure on the young family was high as Annabel had to undergo numerous hospital appointments and procedures. However, one day Annabel was involved in a freak accident and fell from a tree and hit her head. When she came to, doctors discovered she'd somehow been cured. "I mean there's reason there's a movie and a book about it,"...
  • BREAKING: @Governor_LePage endorses @realDonaldTrump.

    02/26/2016 3:23:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:36 PM - 26 Feb 2016 | Follow Michael Shepherd
    Bangor Daily News ‏@bangordailynews 1h1 hour ago BREAKING: LePage, Christie endorse @realDonaldTrump for president http://bdn.to/xzxr #mepolitics Michael Shepherd ‏@mikeshepherdME 2h2 hours ago LePage calls Rubio and Cruz "two of the people who create the gridlock" in Washington. #mepolitics 23 retweets 14 likes
  • WHO meets to decide if 'explosive' Zika virus is a global emergency ... worse than Ebola

    02/01/2016 6:31:41 AM PST · by Rockitz · 30 replies
    DailyMail.co.UK ^ | 31 January 2016 | Daily Mail Reporter and Press Association
    The World Health Organization will meet today to decide whether the Zika virus outbreak suspected of causing a surge of serious birth defects should be considered a global emergency on the scale of Ebola. The UN health agency warned last week that the mosquito-borne disease was 'spreading explosively' in the Americas, with the region expected to see up to four million cases this year. Experts also fear the warm weather system El Nino will fuel the outbreak by increasing the mosquito population. Brazil sounded the alarm in October, when a rash of microcephaly cases, a devastating condition in which a...
  • WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

    01/14/2016 8:28:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 10:23 PM EST | Jamey Keaten and Krista Larson
    The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more months before the world is considered free of the disease that claimed more than 11,300 lives over two years. Thursday's success comes after a harrowing toll: Nearly 23,000 children lost at least one parent or caregiver to the disease. Some 17,000 survivors are trying to resume their lives though many battle mysterious, lingering side effects. Studies continue to uncover new information about how long Ebola can last in...
  • TRUMP MOVES TO THE CENTER: I Support Amnesty

    01/14/2016 8:46:53 AM PST · by Theo · 94 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Trump's supporters loved his promise this week to create a "deportation force" to remove all 11 million illegal immigrants living in America, and his repeated declaration that everyone here illegally will "have to go." But his supporters tend to overlook is his other promise -- repeated in a recent debate -- that under his immigration plan "they will come back." That's right. Under Trump's immigration plan almost all of 11 million illegal aliens (save for a small minority with criminal records) will get to return and get permanent legal status to stay here in America. Trump supports amnesty. On the...
  • Peter Jackson Teases Directing ‘Doctor Who

    12/02/2015 10:40:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | November 30, 2015 | Maane Khatchatourian
    Did Peter Jackson just announce that he’s directing an episode of “Doctor Who”? The “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” helmer posted a video on his verified Facebook page Sunday night teasing an upcoming directing stint on the long-running BBC series. “The Doctor’s certainly come to the right place!” the show’s official Facebook account wrote in the comments section.
  • Watch: 46 times Obama told US 'that's not who we are'

    11/30/2015 4:46:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    inn ^ | 11/30/15 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama is winding down his second term as president ahead of the 2016 elections, and as the voting season looms, Washington Free Beacon put together a compilation of the 46 times Obama has said "that's not who we are" to delegitimize positions he disagrees with.
  • World Health Org: HIV In Europe At All Time High ... Migrant 'High Risk'

    11/28/2015 6:39:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2015
    Europe has seen 142,000 new infections of HIV this year, the virus which causes AIDS — the highest number in one year ever. Although the rising rates of transmission due to heterosexual intercourse and careless use of unclean drug paraphernalia has been cited in the media as causing the rise, gay sex between men is still the main source of the virus spread.Speaking of the rise in infections, World Health Organisation director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab said: Despite all the efforts to fight HIV, this year the European Region has reached over 142,000 new HIV infections, the highest number...
  • Meat-lover Michael Symon blasts WHO meat study

    10/29/2015 2:10:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/29/15 | Foxnews
    Earlier this week, meat lovers everywhere bemoaned the results of a new study released by the World Health Organization that declared processed meats such as sausages, bacon, and ham to be carcinogenic to humans-- lumping the beloved proteins into the same category as cigarettes and asbestos. But the news for carnivores got worse. WHO research also labeled red meats like non-cured pork, beef, and lamb as "probably carcinogenic.” Amid the outcry from meat producers and lovers everywhere was a particularly long Facebook post from carnivore-centric celebrity chef Michael Symon. Symon, best known as a co-star of ABC's "The Chew", who...
  • WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky too

    10/26/2015 7:30:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 10/26/2015
    It's official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers -- and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too.
  • Shattuck: Bacon report serves up baloney

    10/27/2015 6:54:56 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 41 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/27/2015 | Tom Shattuck
    The World Health Organization released a report yesterday thats nothing but a bunch of soccer loving Euro-bull. Heres the gist: Processed meats cause cancer and red meat probably does, too. They actually put bacon, sausage, jerky in the same risk category as smoking and asbestos. Smoking and asbestos. Really? Remember, this is the same WHO (part of the United Nations, mind you) that ran around last year telling us to expect 250,000 annual deaths due to climate change in the near future. The chief alarmist there is Dr. Margaret Chan, who added, Our planet is losing its capacity to sustain...
  • The Science Is Settled: World Health Organization Says Meat Causes Cancer [Jude]

    10/26/2015 5:20:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 85 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2015 | Michael Walsh
    For now, its just processed meats. But you know theyre coming for that steak on your table and maybe even your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. Because fascists gotta do what fascists gotta do, and first they use science to get the ball rolling: Processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day less than two slices of bacon increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were probably carcinogenic but there...
  • Bacon declared carcinogenic, same as cigarettes, by World Health Organization. Oh Noes!!!!!

    10/26/2015 2:50:26 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 62 replies
    WHO Lancet ^ | October 26, 2015 | WHO
    The determination, published by a panel of researchers for the International Agency for Research on Cancer in a medical journal Monday, classifies processed meat products like salami and bacon carcinogenic to humans, the strongest level of risk for cancer, and a category shared with tobacco smoke and diesel engine exhaust.
  • Two new Ebola cases in Guinea, WHO says

    10/16/2015 7:20:20 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/2015
    FoxNews: Two new Ebola cases in Guinea, WHO saysTwo people have fallen ill with Ebola in Guinea after two weeks with no new confirmed cases of the disease in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a U.N.
  • ICD-10: The U.N. Occupies Medicine

    10/12/2015 8:25:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/12/2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    The mandatory imposition of the World Health Organization's classification of diseases (ICD-10th revision) upon the practice of medicine and all allied professions including psychology on October 1, 2015 is a major step in the radical transformation of the United States into a subjugated territory of a one-world regime under the auspices of the United Nations. ICD-10 imposes the pre-scientific mentality and anti-American jealousy of backward peoples by undermining one hundred years of research and improved treatment methods in psychology and psychiatry. And the American medical establishment providers, insurers, researchers, corporations and business, courts, and social services agencies are...
  • Actress Emily Blunt Just Dixie Chicked Herself With Comments On Citizenship

    09/17/2015 9:43:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | Sep 15, 2015 | Mark Clifton
    On Tuesdays edition of Fox and Friends the News crew showcased actress Emily Blunts comments on her new American citizenship that have gone viral. I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate, and I thought, This was a terrible mistake. What have I done? she recently told the Hollywood Reporter. Needless to say this has virtually every Republican in our country pissed off. You know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie Chicked herself, host Steve Doocy said. She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Shuts Down Ambush From Actress Ellen Page At Iowa State Fair

    08/21/2015 1:46:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    While manning a grill at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was ambushed by lesbian actress Ellen Page and ended up debating homosexuality and religious freedom, unaware of who she really was.
  • Doctor Who Series 9 Trailer #2 Released

    08/14/2015 11:30:47 PM PDT · by parksstp · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08-12-2015 | Doctor Who
    Second Trailer Released for Season 9
  • Buddy Baker passes away

    08/10/2015 4:54:52 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 25 replies
    Fox sports ^ | 08/10/2015 | Fox Sports
    On Monday Morning, Buddy Bakers death apwas announced by Sirius XM NASCAR
  • Yowza! . . You Go Girl!!

    07/29/2015 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 30 replies
    One America News Network ^ | July 18, 2015 | Tomi Lahren
    This Lady has the Guts to say on the air what weve all known for some time!! Hooray for her!! Just Excellent! http://youtu.be/Y8Q0MMHwx4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Q0MMHwx4k
  • Ellie Goulding hints she is singing Spectre theme

    07/16/2015 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    In a move that seemingly confirms rumours swirling around the upcoming Bond film Spectre, singer Ellie Goulding has tweeted a message quoting one of the series most iconic lines. Without further explanation the singer, who recently sang Love Me Like You Do for the 50 Shades of Grey feature, tweeted out to her followers the simlpe message: Live and let die. The tweet has seen the internet erupt in rumours and speculation that this confirms that Goulding will take the mantle from Adele in helming the Spectre theme. The other former-frount-runner Sam Smith also recently admitted to Capital FM that...
  • Irwin Keyes, Horror Movie Character Actor, Dies at 63

    07/08/2015 8:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Yahoo (Variety) ^ | 7/8/15 | Carmel Dagan
    Irwin Keyes, an actor with credits ranging from The Jeffersons to The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas, died July 8. He was 63. Keyes appeared in a number of horror films...
  • Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV, syphilis transmission (OK, al-Reuters)

    07/01/2015 3:21:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:11 | Diane Hodges
    (From Video Transcript:) The World Health Organization says Cuba has reached one of the greatest public health milestones possible. It has ended the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. At a news conference in Havana, WHO representative Jose Luis di Fabio praised Cubas health system. [] UNICEF Representative Anna Lucia dEmilio says Cubas achievement shows that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible.
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Dont Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. Its likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. Thats perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • Nadia Lockyer: OMG! Twins!!!

    05/20/2015 8:32:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Matier and Ross
    The other day we told you that former state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, 74, and his 43-year-old wife, Nadia who nearly divorced after a meth-fueled sex scandal ended her tenure on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors are expecting another child. Well, as luck would have it, theyre actually expecting two.
  • 'Very Important We Keep Our Ammunition Ready' Says The Who's Pete Townshend

    05/10/2015 9:01:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    gunsandtactics.com ^ | 5/10/2015 | Jerry House
    But I do think its very important that we keep our ammunition ready. I do feel there is nothing to worry about as long as were willing to protect ourselves.
  • WHO issues disease-naming advice to avoid offence

    05/08/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    bbc ^ | 5-9-2015
    New human diseases should be given socially acceptable names which do not offend people and countries or mention animals, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. It has produced advice for scientists and the media on choosing names. The WHO says Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Spanish Flu are examples of what to avoid because they mention specific locations. Instead, names should contain generic terms that are "easy to pronounce". The WHO said several new human infectious diseases had emerged in recent years and some had stigmatised certain cultures, regions and economies. Dr Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general for health...
  • New Republic Writer 'Endorses' Obscure Republican Presidential Candidate

    03/25/2015 7:24:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    A writer for The New Republic has "endorsed" a Republican candidate for the presidency. Of course, to receive such an endorsement, such a candidate much have sufficiently liberal creditionals to pass muster as well as have absolutely no chance of winning. Such a candidate is one Mark Everson who you probably never heard of since he is pretty much indistinguishable from a department store mannequin. Oh if you had paid attention ten years ago you might have noticed that Everson was the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and after that he slid back into almost complete obscurity...until now when Claire Groden...
  • Breakthrough: 15-minute Ebola Test Approved

    02/20/2015 12:42:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by Corgenix Medical Corp, is less accurate than the standard PCR test but is easy to perform, does not require electricity, and can give results within 15 minutes, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said.
  • Death of the Ebola Epidemic and the Lessons Unlearned

    01/22/2015 3:44:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Michael Fumento
    President Obama signed into law $5.4 billion in funding for what was already a phantom epidemic It was impossible to predict the decline in the Ebola caseload last September, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested a worst-case scenario of 1.4 million victims in West Africa. That from the Washington Post, January 18, in an article on Ebola treatment centers standing empty even as new ones are being built. Fewer than 22,000 cases have been reported and new cases are approaching zero. Impossible? I predicted it and repeated it over and over, in multiple major publications....
  • Noble rescinds the Ten Commandments for 2015

    01/05/2015 10:47:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    On Christmas Eve, Perry Noble gifted the world a rewritten Ten Commandments. In so doing, he contradicted Scripture, celebrated his ignorance of the Bible, and ultimately rejected the gospel. NewSpring had repeated its Christmas service during the week before Christmas day, yet before the final pre-Christmas service, word went out over the NewSpring social media grapevine that Noble had a new sermon, so everybody should come back to hear it.Noble raised the stakes at the outset, saying that God had told him the previous day that he needed to deliver this sermon. After some of Noble’s staff confirmed for him...
  • Garry Trudeau, Call Your Office

    12/30/2014 6:19:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sonny Bunch
    I realize that Doonesbury is nothing more than liberal pap designed to make Baby Boomers feel good about themselvesyes, yes, Garry Trudeau, Republicans are squares and warmongers, we get it, youre from the 60s, get out, back to the 60s, theres no place for you here in the future!but even still, this weekends strip is pretty egregiously terrible. Check it out, itll only take you a couple of seconds to read. If you dont want to read it, allow me to describe it to you. One of the characters, a mom, is telling her daughter than shes not allowed to...
  • Ebola toll rises to more than 6,900: WHO

    Ebola toll rises to more than 6,900: WHO"More than 6,900 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. As of December 14, there were 18,569 cases of infection of the deadly Yahoo! 1 minute ago *****
  • No Polite Way to Say it, We Were Lied to on Ebola

    12/15/2014 4:50:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Michael Fumento
    They've gotten away with it time and again. With AIDS, SARS, avian flu, swine flu and two past Ebola hysterias The current Ebola outbreak is the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times, Ian Smith, the World Health Organizations executive director, announced at a mid-October press conference. Huh? Worse than the Spanish flu of 1918-19? Extrapolated to todays world population, that would mean 60 million to 150 million deaths. Worse than AIDS, with its 35 million deaths? But the media werent asking skeptical questions. The next day, reporting on a separate WHO conference, a New York Times headline...
  • WHO: There Could Be 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week In Coming Months

    WHO: There Could Be 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week In Coming Months jobs.aol.com 4 hours ago "Does Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who cared for Ebola patients in West Africa, have a case against Maine's quarantine restrictions? World Health Organization's Lawrence Gostin discusses. Cuomo: Health Workers in "
  • BBC theme park deal could bring Doctor Who and Top Gear rides to new 2billion Paramount attraction

    12/10/2014 8:28:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2014 | Claire Carter
    Top Gear, In the Night Garden and Doctor Who could all feature in a new 2billion theme park alongside characters from Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. The BBC has signed a deal to allow some of its programmes to feature in the new multi-billion pound resort in Kent. Plans are still being drafted for how the theme park will work, but BBC shows and characters could feature in specific lands, games and rides at the London Paramount Entertainment Resort.
  • WHO says Liberia wrongly added 1,000 deaths to Ebola toll

    12/01/2014 11:06:21 AM PST · by Nancy29 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/2014 | Reuters (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
    A surge in Ebola deaths reported by the World Health Organization at the weekend was due to about 1,000 Liberian deaths wrongly ascribed to the disease that would be removed, WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward said on Monday. "Liberia's figures came in but they've since said these were actually non-Ebola deaths that were reported as part of our Ebola deaths and we will be taking them off. So the whole world went up and the whole world will come down again," he told reporters.
  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

    11/19/2014 9:09:49 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov. 20, 2014, 09:43AM IST | AFP
    Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013. On Friday, the UN health agency had reported 5,177 deaths and 14,413 cases. The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around 70 percent.
  • Dish Chairman Mocks: 'Unless They Find the Plane' Losing CNN a 'Non-Event'

    11/06/2014 2:44:29 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | John Nolte
    Currently, Dish Network's 14 million subscribers do not have access to CNN or other Turner Broadcasting channels like the Cartoon Network. Speaking specifically of CNN, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen ridiculed the left-wing cable news network's obsessive coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner and said losing the channel was a "non-event." "Twenty years ago, CNN was a must-have channel, but it's not a top 10 network anymore ... unless they find the plane, the Malaysian plane," Ergen said during a conference call. He added that losing CNN just days before a major midterm election would have been "a disaster" for Dish...
  • WHO revises Ebola toll

    10/31/2014 6:36:23 PM PDT · by wtd · 12 replies
    MB.com ^ | 11/01/2014 | AFP
    <p>The World Health Organization Friday revised its figures showing more people killed by the deadly Ebola virus, but the number of cases of the disease was slightly lower.</p> <p>The WHO said that 4,951 people had died across eight countries from Ebola and there was a total of 13,567 reported cases, up to and including October 29.</p>
  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    10/31/2014 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
    Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease. [] Australias similar move was slammed Thursday by Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, who said closing borders will not stop spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Will Ebola kill you? It depends on your genes

    10/31/2014 7:52:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Dailly Mail ^ | 10-30-14 | Lizzie Parry
    Genetics will determine whether a person infected with Ebola dies, scientists claimed today. A new study has found DNA could be the key to tracking the deadly effects of the virus which has ravaged West Africa. The World Health Organisation revealed nearly 5,000 people have died from the disease, which has devastated Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A team of scientists at Washington University believe their study has identified genetic factors behind the mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the virus.
  • WHO: Liberias Ebola Infection Rate Declines

    10/30/2014 11:17:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 10/30/2014 | Lisa Schlein
    After months of near-futile battle with Ebola, a World Health Organization official said a glimmer of hope is beginning to emerge in the worst-affected country, Liberia. The West African country has recorded 6,535 cases, almost half of the 13,703 total reported in the current outbreak. But Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHOs assistant director-general, on Wednesday said the infection rate appears to be falling "and there may indeed be a slowing of the epidemic there." Aylward said Liberia's caseload may be dropping by as much as 25 percent a week. However, he added, "This is no time to let up." The outbreak's...