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  • The clap claps back! Gonorrhoea cases spiral to a 100-YEAR high in post-Covid boom - amid resurgence of Victorian-era syphilis

    06/06/2023 3:40:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily News ^ | John Ely
    Gonorrhoea has enjoyed a post-pandemic boom with cases soaring to their highest ever level, official data shows. A record breaking 82,592 people were diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England in 2022. This is the highest total cases recorded since data on the STI started to be collected in 1918, the year World War One ended.
  • CDC warns of potentially fatal bacterial illness on US gulf coast (Melioidosis)

    06/03/2023 7:00:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 28 replies
    Medical Xpress / U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ^ | June 2, 2023 | Steven Reinberg / Julia Petras
    A potentially deadly germ has made its way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, health officials warned this week. So far, three cases of infection from the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei have been reported to the U.S. CDC. The bacteria causes melioidosis, which can be fatal if left untreated. "It is an environmental organism that lives naturally in the soil, and typically freshwater in certain areas around the world. Mostly in subtropical and tropical climates," said Julia Petras. Melioidosis is now considered endemic to the U.S. Gulf Coast and infections may be seen from Texas to Florida, Petras said. But because most...
  • Parents infuriated as migrants enroll in Chicago schools without health records after years of COVID rules

    05/25/2023 10:33:33 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 42 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/25/2023 | Fox and Friends
    Chicago-area parents are voicing their outrage over public schools allowing migrant children to enroll without health documentation, as cities across the United States are dealing with an influx of migrants into their communities. Mother Jennifer Preston joined "Fox & Friends First" Thursday to discuss the hypocrisy of requiring vaccination records from residents, while migrants are allowed to enroll without such documents. According to Fox 32, around 40 to 50 migrant children were expected enroll at one elementary school in the Little Village area and up to a dozen would go to a nearby high school for the final weeks of...
  • A Malignant Flu May Soon Evolve to Infect and Kill Humans, Report Says

    05/15/2023 6:23:09 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 43 replies
    popular mechanics via msn ^ | 5/15/2023 | Tim Newcomb
    ast fall, on a mink farm in Spain, H5N1 (avian influenza) likely spread across the animals. The outbreak resulted in the death or culling of the entire group of 50,000 minks. Why should you care? Because it may have marked the first known case of mammal-to-mammal transmission of the deadly virus known as the bird flu, according to a new study. And that doesn’t portend anything good for humans.
  • A Brief History of Disease Hysteria

    05/14/2023 3:12:37 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    epoch times ^ | 14 May A.D. 2023 | Bruce Davidson
    For the past half-century or more, manufactured scares have been a recurrent part of life. Every year a very small number of people are killed (usually only 1) or injured by bears here in Hokkaido, Japan. However, the news media invariably plays up these incidents. As a result, for a few weeks every year some hiking trails in Sapporo are ritually closed off to the public after some bear sightings. Many people I know have a great fear of bears, though the actual risk of being killed by a bear is extremely small. Their chances of dying in a bathtub...
  • Lyme Disease Vaccine Could Be Coming Soon (2025?)

    04/25/2023 4:31:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Axios ^ | April 25, 2023 | Tina Reed
    More than two decades after a promising vaccine for Lyme disease was pulled from the market, more tools to protect against the tick-borne illness —including a new shot — are on the horizon. Why it matters: There's worldwide concern about how climate change is helping drive the proliferation of ticks and transforming Lyme disease from a regional summertime nuisance into a year-round health threat that can damage the nervous system and require several weeks of intravenous antibiotic therapy. "Untreated, Lyme disease can be very serious," Leana Wen, an emergency physician and a professor at George Washington University, told Axios Today....
  • China Seeks to Use WHO Pandemic Treaty to Expand Its Social Credit System Globally: Advocate

    04/24/2023 6:37:23 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    epoch times ^ | 24 April A.D. 2023 | Hannah Ng
    According to Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, China seeks to use the WHO’s proposed amendments and pandemic treaty to expand its social credit system globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) is pushing for a pandemic treaty and changes to the current International Health Regulations (IHR) to strengthen its position during medical emergencies. Additionally, these suggestions expand the definition of emergencies to encompass prospective danger, not just actual injury. A definition of “One Health” that includes all occurrences in the biosphere that might affect human well-being is provided in the draft treaty. The WHO director-general will have sole...
  • Biden’s Open Borders Bringing Diseases to Your Neighborhood

    04/20/2023 1:40:01 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 18 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 4/19/23 | Outside Contributor
    Ready for another pandemic? New York City’s health commissioner announced last week that the influx of migrants from the southern border – more than 50,000 to New York City alone in the past year – is delivering contagious diseases, including tuberculosis and polio, to our neighborhoods.The same disease threats are also endangering other migrant destinations, including California, Texas and Florida.In a letter to physicians and health care administrators citywide, Commissioner Ashwan Vasan explained that “many people who recently arrived in NYC have lived in or traveled through countries with high rates of TB.”
  • Biden's Open Borders Bringing Diseases to Your Neighborhood: Are You Ready for Tuberculosis and Polio?

    04/19/2023 10:14:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/19/2023 | Betsy McCaughey
    Ready for another pandemic? New York City's health commissioner announced last week that the influx of migrants from the southern border -- more than 50,000 to New York City alone in the past year -- is delivering contagious diseases, including tuberculosis and polio, to our neighborhoods. The same disease threats are also endangering other migrant destinations, including California, Texas and Florida. In a letter to physicians and health care administrators citywide, Commissioner Ashwan Vasan explained that "many people who recently arrived in NYC have lived in or traveled through countries with high rates of TB." TB, short for tuberculosis, is...
  • Why a 'viral hemorrhagic pandemic' could be on the way: report

    04/16/2023 2:09:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    msn ^ | 4-16-23 | Maya Boddie
    The Marburg virus — a lethal pathogen similar to Ebola — is spreading rapidly in both Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania, and could soon expand beyond Africa, The Daily Beast reports. "It is important to systematically assess patients for the possibility of viral hemorrhagic fevers… through a triage and evaluation process, including a detailed travel history," the CDC advised on Thursday,
  • Half of Migrants Piling Into NYC Not Vaxxed for Polio, Top Doc Warns

    04/16/2023 8:33:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2023 | Carl Campanile
    A startling 50% of migrants streaming into the Big Apple are not vaccinated against the contagious and potentially deadly poliovirus, city Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan recently revealed — as he urged doctors to help prevent a public health emergency, The Post has learned. Vasan also said the new migrants come from, or pass through, countries with high rates of infectious tuberculosis — and noted there’ve been outbreaks of chickenpox in shelters housing the newcomers. “More than 50,000 people have come to New York City (NYC) in the past year shortly after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. As more people arrive and...
  • People with NAFLD may have decreased expression of a liver enzyme needed for medication processing (Fatty liver prevents drug breakdown)

    04/07/2023 3:38:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 4 replies
    People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may process certain medications less effectively due to significantly decreased levels of an important enzyme, according to a new study. A team of researchers led by Nick Powell, PharmD, and Naga Chalasani, MD, published their findings. Powell said he and his team were building on existing evidence that people with NAFLD may be at risk for altered response to some commonly used medications. "We wanted to see if this could be due to changes in how the liver expresses genes important to handling the metabolism and transport of these medicines in the body,"...
  • NY Attorney General Appeals Ruling That Struck Down Isolation, Quarantine Camps

    03/15/2023 7:36:15 AM PDT · by lightman · 12 replies
    epoch timess ^ | 15 March A.lD. 2023 | Katabella Roberts
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is appealing a lawsuit that struck down Gov. Kathy Hochul’s “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures” regulation, according to state Sen. George Borrello. In a March 13 press release, Borrello said that James, a Democrat, formally submitted an appeal of the State Supreme Court ruling on Monday. A New York judge in July overturned the rule allowing the Department of Health to place citizens exposed to or infected with highly contagious diseases such as COVID-19 in quarantine “locations” for an indefinite time without review. “It’s disappointing, but not a surprise, that state officials have chosen to...
  • MOXIE significantly reduces cardiovascular events in high-risk chronic disease patients (Education, frequent calls, emails, & in-person contacts = 22% fewer problems)

    03/07/2023 9:30:54 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 19 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Calgary / Circulation ^ | March 6, 2023 | David J.T. Campbell et al
    Researchers are announcing dramatic results that demonstrate a significant improvement in cardiovascular outcomes among patients who received access to a novel educational and support intervention called MOXIE. The randomized trial is the largest study on record for a tailored patient engagement approach, showing a statistically significant reduction in clinical outcomes like hospitalizations. 4,761 participants who were ≥65 years of age and at high risk of cardiovascular disease (having one or more of coronary artery disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, heart failure or two or more of current smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol) were randomized to receive MOXIE or to receive...
  • CDC warns about the rise in almost untreatable Shigella bacterial infections

    03/01/2023 7:27:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 1, 2023 | By Benjamin Ryan
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a rise in extensively drug-resistant cases of the bacterial infection Shigella, a major cause of inflammatory diarrhea. The agency calls the new form of the stomach bug, which causes the diarrheal condition known as shigellosis, a “serious public health threat.” Evidence suggests the illness is spreading among gay and bisexual men in particular, apparently through sexual contact, both in the U.S. and abroad. The CDC held a call Tuesday with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.K. Health Security Agency to alert doctors about the spread...
  • Mississippi hit by 900% increase in newborns treated for syphilis

    02/12/2023 11:51:02 AM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 11, 2023 | Bracey Harris
    <p>"This seems like something that should have happened a hundred years ago, not last year," the state's former health officer said.</p><p>JACKSON, Miss. — The number of babies in Mississippi being treated for congenital syphilis has jumped by more than 900% over five years, uprooting the progress the nation’s poorest state had made in nearly quashing what experts say is an avoidable public health crisis. The rise in cases has placed newborns at further risk of life-threatening harm in a state that’s already home to the nation’s worst infant mortality rate.</p>
  • Migrant students in NYC schools without proof of vaccinations

    02/04/2023 7:05:02 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2023 | Susan Edelman, Georgia Worrell and Melissa Klein
    The flood of migrant families into New York City is forcing schools to accept children who lack required vaccinations and has possibly led to one outbreak already. ... A top city health official recently told the City Council that a surprising number of migrant children who had never had a single shot were arriving in the Big Apple. ... “We’re seeing so many unvaccinated kids,” Dr. Ted Long ... An estimated 11,000 migrant children have enrolled in Department of Education schools since the summer. The city Health Department tracks outbreaks of illnesses like chickenpox but refused to say how many...
  • New Compound Reverses Gut Inflammation – Acts Like a Master Reset Switch in the Intestines

    12/14/2022 11:13:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | By SALK INSTITUTE - DECEMBER 14, 2022
    Salk Institute researchers have developed a new compound that acts like a master reset switch in the intestines. In a new study, the compound, called FexD, is found to prevent and reverse intestinal inflammation in mouse models of inflammatory bowel disease. New therapeutic has the potential to treat inflammatory bowel disease by targeting a molecule that keeps order in the intestines. Salk Institute scientists have developed a new drug that acts like a master reset switch in the gut. Called FexD, the compound has previously been found to burn fat, lower cholesterol, and ward off colorectal cancer in mice. Now,...
  • Remember The 80's? Fauci, AIDS, and the Anti-Gay Backlash

    12/11/2022 9:41:00 AM PST · by RandFan
    Substack ^ | Feb 8 | Mark Hyman
    As we witnessed with the COVID-19 pandemic, the onset of the AIDS epidemic caused widespread panic. It was especially tragic in the early days when, like with the coronavirus, there were unanswered questions about the virus’s origin and the manner in which it could spread. Initial reports found nearly all who contracted AIDS were homosexual men, intravenous drug users, hemophiliacs, and Haitians. About 700,000 Americans have died from AIDS since the disease was first reported four decades ago. In the early 1980s, there were sporadic reports about a serious flu-like illness affecting otherwise healthy, young gay men. There were also...
  • 'I've never seen anything like this': Doctors warn America is running out of FOUR child antibiotics and flu drugs as kids bear brunt of 'tripledemic'

    11/23/2022 3:15:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2022 | Mansur Shaheen and Caitlin Tilley
    America is running short on four key antibiotics and respiratory drugs for children, as seasonal bugs come back with a bang after being suppressed during lockdowns. Health officials have declared a shortage of amoxicillin, a vital antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, respiratory infections and strep throat. But doctors on the ground are also reporting dwindling stocks of Augmentin - a antibiotic drug that uses amoxicillin alongside clavulanic acid - Tamiflu, the most commonly used flu medication in US hospitals, and albuterol, an inhaler for asthma and to relieve other lung symptoms.