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  • J.K. Rowlingís Twitter feud with Trump supporters is so bad sheís now fighting some of her fans

    02/04/2017 4:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | February 3, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    If thereís any doubt left that we live in divisive political times, know this: Some fans of Harry Potter are burning their copies of the books to protest author J.K. Rowlingís views of the U.S. president. And sheís fighting back on Twitter, insulting those very fans. Thatís right, one of the most beloved series of books in modern history has now become a political prop. Is nothing safe? (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Rowling has been vocal about her feelings concerning President Trump for some time. She has mostly used Trumpís favorite platform, Twitter, to share her criticisms....
  • WHO: No Zika vaccine before 2020

    02/02/2017 7:21:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 2 February 2017 08:51 CET+01:00 | AFP
    About 40 potential vaccines for the Zika virus are being tested, but none are likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO director Margaret Chan said the virus, linked to deformations in babiesí heads and brains, remained ďfirmly entrenchedĒ in large parts of the world. Although progress toward effective prevention has been made, with some drugs now in clinical trials, ďa vaccine judged safe enough for use in women of childbearing age may not be fully licensed before 2020,Ē Chan said. Ö
  • 'It's time to move on': Peter Capaldi reveals he is QUITTING Doctor Who [tr]

    01/31/2017 6:24:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2017 | Rebecca Lawrence
    Peter Capaldi has revealed that he will leave Doctor Who by the end of the year. The 58-year-old actor was the 12th actor to play the iconic role, having landed the coveted spot on the long-running series after Matt Smithís departure in June 2013. He made the announcement whilst speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 on Monday, as he revealed that it was 'time to move on' from the BBC series.
  • Denmark urged to join Netherlands in countering Trump with abortion funds

    01/26/2017 11:21:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies ^ | 26 January 2017 11:11 CET+01:00
    Denmarkís development minister, Ulla TÝrnśs, has expressed her disappointment in the Trump administrationís decision to reinstate a ban on US funding to health groups around the world that provide information about abortion. Following Trumpís move to reinstate what is formally known as the ďMexico City PolicyĒ but more popularly described as the ďglobal gag ruleĒ, TÝrnśs said that Denmark will not waver in its commitment to womenís rights and the belief that women should be allowed to choose what they do with their own bodies. [Ö] The Danish government is being urged by some to join a Dutch effort to...
  • Who Is 'Designated Survivor' At Inauguration?

    01/19/2017 6:15:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    While security is in place and there is no specific, credible threat, a quirk in America's rules for succession raises questions about who would be in charge if an attack hit the incoming president, vice president and congressional leaders just as the transfer of power gets underway. CNN's Brian Todd reports. †
  • Former 16 And Pregnant star Valerie Fairman found dead aged just 23

    12/22/2016 11:59:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 12/22/16 | Chelsea White
    The young mother was discovered unconscious in friend's bathroom Wednesday The ex reality star leaves behind a seven-year-old daughter, Nevaeh The 23-year-old was arrested just a week prior after attempting to flee police Fairman - who fell pregnant at 15 - struggled with substance abuse in the past The Pennsylvania resident first appeared on the MTV series in 2010
  • Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east under way

    12/15/2016 8:02:34 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/15/16
    Syrian state TV showed footage of ambulances and a long line of green buses leaving eastern Aleppo. BBC producer Riam Dalati says the first convoy has now arrived at a "handover point" in rebel-held areas to the west. Russia's defence ministry has said buses are taking the injured, civilians and rebel fighters to the neighbouring province of Idlib, most of which is controlled by a powerful rebel alliance that includes the jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. The chief of the Russian military's General Staff, Gen Valery Gerasimov, told a news briefing: "A humanitarian corridor has been created for the evacuation...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOON-3PM,WRKO AM,October 31-November 9,2016

    10/31/2016 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | October 31,2016 | Jeffrey Kuhner
  • Single men will get the right to start a family under new definition of infertility

    10/20/2016 11:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 20, 2016 | Henry Bodkin
    Single men and women without medical issues will be classed as ďinfertileĒ if they do not have children but want to become a parent, the World Health Organisation is to announce. In a move which dramatically changes the definition of infertility, the WHO will declare that it should no longer be regarded as simply a medical condition. The authors of the new global standards said the revised definition gave every individual ďthe right to reproduceĒ.
  • The Jews that Choose Trump

    09/28/2016 11:55:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | September 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There is grumbling in progressive circles over polls showing that Orthodox Jews will vote for Trump. Among non-Orthodox Jews, Hillary beats Trump by 66 to 23 percent. Among the Orthodox, Trump beats her 66 to 22 percent. In New York, Hillary scores 61 to 19 percent among Jews, but among Orthodox Jews, Trump wins 50% of the vote while Hillary lags at 21%. Itís no wonder then that Jewish Democrats for Trump is largely targeting Orthodox Jewish voters. Why Orthodox Jews? It might be tempting to attribute this support to Trumpís daughter having converted to Orthodox Judaism, but these same...
  • Emily Ratajkowski Calls Out Society's 'Sexist Culture'

    09/08/2016 9:28:33 AM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 10:40 EST, 8 September 2016 | By REBECCA LAWRENCE FOR MAILONLINE
    She recently called out the double standards surrounding men and women who want to be viewed sexually. Emily - who shot to fame as one of the dancers in Robin Thicke controversial Blurred Lines video - recently accused the nation of being sexist in it's view of men and women expressing their sexuality. Writing in the October issue of Glamour magazine, she reasoned: 'Itís absurd to think that desire for attention doesnít drive both women and men. Why are women scrutinized for it more, then? 'Our society doesnít question menís motivations for taking their shirt off, or shaving, or talking...
  • Zika could infect 2.5 BILLION: World Health Organisation warns

    09/02/2016 11:19:00 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 48 replies ^ | 2 Sept 2016 | Kate Pickles
    More than two-and-a-half billion people are at risk of developing the Zika virus, scientists have warned. It comes as the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and noted the virus is continuing to infect new countries. Malaysia has also confirmed its first case of the virus after authorities in Singapore confirmed they have detected more than 150 people with the virus. New analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in parts of Asia and Africa found people in these regions were particularly at risk.
  • Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador

    08/17/2016 4:20:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2016 5:14 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job ó as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity. World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan cited Bloombergís longtime support for its efforts to control smoking and tobacco use, improve road safety and prevent drowning in announcing Wednesday that he will be the agencyís Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Diseases. She said Bloomberg will help mobilize national and local political leaders, donors and the private sector to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases...
  • WHO Declares the End of the Most Recent Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Liberia

    07/07/2016 7:18:39 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 18 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | 9 June 2016 | WHO staff
    This date marks the fourth time since the start of the epidemic 2 years ago that Liberia has reported zero cases for at least 42 days. Sierra Leone declared the end of Ebola human-to-human transmission on 17 March 2016 and Guinea on 1 June 2016 following the last flare ups.
  • 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 oneís own hair), and pedophilia (a preference for having sex with children).
  • 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 Organizationís (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for ďmental, physical and environmental healthĒ rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeauís 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. Ö
  • WHO singles out Israel as worldís only Ďhealth rights violatorí

    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 worldís top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World Health Organizationís coffers, a proposal aimed at bringing order to the U.N. agencyís fragmented budget. Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy told journalists at the Foreign Ministry in Paris that ďmicropaymentsĒ tacked on to as-yet-undetermined international business operations could support WHOís budget. ďIím persuaded that innovative financing can play a role in the support of WHO,Ē he said. Ö
  • 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. [Ö] 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. Ö
  • 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 ‚ÄŹ@bangordailynews 1h1 hour ago BREAKING: LePage, Christie endorse @realDonaldTrump for president #mepolitics Michael Shepherd ‚ÄŹ@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 ^ | 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 ‚ÄėDoctor 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‚Äôs directing an episode of ‚ÄúDoctor Who‚ÄĚ? The ‚ÄúLord of the Rings‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúHobbit‚ÄĚ helmer posted a video on his verified Facebook page Sunday night teasing an upcoming directing stint on the long-running BBC series. ‚ÄúThe Doctor‚Äôs certainly come to the right place!‚ÄĚ the show‚Äôs 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 √ʬĬĒ 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.‚ÄĚ 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 thatís nothing but a bunch of soccer loving Euro-bull. Hereís 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, ďOur planet is losing its capacity to sustain...
  • The ĎScienceí Is ĎSettledí: 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, itís just processed meats. But you know theyíre 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 ďscienceĒ to get the ball rolling: Processed meats Ė such as bacon, sausages and ham Ė do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day Ė less than two slices of bacon Ė increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were ďprobably carcinogenicĒ 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 ^ | 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 Ė providers, insurers, researchers, corporations and business, courts, and social services agencies Ė are...
  • Actress Emily Blunt Just ďDixie ChickedĒ Herself With Comments On Citizenship

    09/17/2015 9:43:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | Sep 15, 2015 | Mark Clifton
    On Tuesdayís edition of ďFox and FriendsĒ the News crew showcased actress Emily Blunts comments on her new American citizenship that have gone viral. ďI became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate, and I thought, ĎThis was a terrible mistake. What have I done?íĒ she recently told the Hollywood Reporter. Needless to say this has virtually every Republican in our country pissed off. ďYou know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie Chicked herself,Ē host Steve Doocy said. ďShe 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 ^ | 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 weíve all known for some time!! Hooray for her!! Just Excellent!
  • 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 ĎLove Me Like You Doí for the 50 Shades of Grey feature, tweeted out to her followers the simlpe message: ĎLive and let dieí. 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 Cubaís health system. [Ö] UNICEF Representative Anna Lucia díEmilio says Cubaís achievement shows that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible. Ö
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Donít 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. Itís 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. Thatís perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • Nadia Lockyer: ĎOMG! Twins!!!í

    05/20/2015 8:32:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies ^ | 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 ó who nearly divorced after a meth-fueled sex scandal ended her tenure on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors ó are expecting another child. Well, as luck would have it, theyíre 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 ^ | 5/10/2015 | Jerry House
    But I do think itís very important that we keep our ammunition ready. I do feel there is nothing to worry about as long as weíre 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 ^ | 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 ďIt 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.Ē 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. ďImpossible?Ē I predicted it and repeated it over and over, in multiple major publications....