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  • Does Chronic Wasting Disease Infect Humans? Despite Shocking Headlines, Recent Research Suggests It Does Not

    06/13/2024 4:02:34 AM PDT · by major_gaff · 16 replies
    Outdoor Life ^ | 11June24 | Alex Robinson
    If you read any of the headlines about chronic wasting from April this year, you might be convinced that “zombie deer disease” has jumped the species barrier and is now causing deer hunter deaths. But those quick-hit news stories were more of a function of shoddy reporting than any new scientific development. In fact, recent research published in the June issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases found that CWD prions fail to infect human brain tissue. This study backs up years of previous research that has come to similar conclusions.
  • Here's Why Orange Juice Is Ridiculously Expensive Right Now

    06/12/2024 5:26:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | June 11, 2024 | Stacey Leasca
    Need proof climate change is affecting you? Just look at the price of your favorite OJ.Your next glass of orange juice may taste a little off. That's because it may not be made entirely with oranges. According to the 2024–2025 study by Fundecitrus, a research association in Brazil formed by the nation's citrus growers and manufacturers, the orange forecast for the year is downright abysmal. And that's a very bad thing when you consider that Brazil is the leading producer of oranges in the world. The report explains that diseases like citrus greening and pests have caused a significant drop...
  • Naturally occurring substance in pomegranates may improve treatment of Alzheimer's disease (Urolithin A)

    06/08/2024 9:46:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 22 replies
    A substance naturally occurring in pomegranates, strawberries and walnuts can improve memory and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, a new study concludes. Forgetfulness, difficulty finding words and confusion about time and place. These are some of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Now researchers have discovered that an ordinary fruit can help. "Our study on mouse models with AD shows that urolithin A can alleviate memory problems and other consequences of dementia," says Vilhelm Bohr. "Even though the study was conducted on mouse models, the prospects are positive. So far, research has shown promising results for the substance in the...
  • Walmart Announces New Pride Collection: ‘Queer People Have Magic’

    05/24/2024 8:51:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | May 23, 2024 | Tierin-Rose Mandelburg
    Who’s ready for the nation to be covered in rainbows again this year? Apparently Walmart is, as it just released its newest collection for its gay clothing options this pride month. While the store seemed elated about its new clothes, users on social media, who are arguably tired of woke crap being literally everywhere, blasted not only the collection but Walmart as a whole. The video advertisement, which was shared on Walmart’s Instagram page, showed queer people gathered all together for a photo shoot. “Queer people have magic that we can share,” a man said at the start of the...
  • Study finds antioxidant dietary supplement may help counter systemic sclerosis

    Autoimmune diseases occur when the body's immune system attacks healthy cells instead of protecting them. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is one such autoimmune condition characterized by faulty circulatory and immune systems, leading to the occurrence of fibrosis (hardening and scarring of healthy tissue) of the skin and internal organs. Countering oxidative stress using antioxidant compounds, is therefore, being increasingly explored as a therapeutic strategy. To this end, a team of researchers has investigated the effectiveness of Twendee X (TwX)—a dietary supplement comprising of a combination of eight active antioxidants—in reducing oxidative stress in SSc mouse models. Prof. Inufusa says, "Studies have...
  • Study shows vicious cycle of protein clumping in Alzheimer's disease and normal aging (Urolithin A addresses mitochondrial dysfunction)

    05/24/2024 9:40:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 12 replies
    It has long been known that a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and most other neurodegenerative diseases, is the clumping together of insoluble protein aggregates in the brain. During normal disease-free aging, there is also an accumulation of insoluble proteins. Researchers have recently completed a systematic study in worms that paints an intricate picture of the connections between insoluble proteins in neurodegenerative diseases and aging. Furthermore, the work demonstrated an intervention that could reverse the toxic effects of the aggregates by boosting mitochondrial health. "Our study shows how maintaining healthy mitochondria can combat protein clumping linked to both aging and Alzheimer's,"...
  • Murder trial set for man accused of causing national fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 11 in Michigan

    05/22/2024 6:41:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | May. 22, 2024 | Nathan Clark
    A Massachusetts pharmacist accused of causing a fungal meningitis outbreak that caused the deaths of 11 Michigan residents is set to go on trial for murder. Livingston County Circuit Judge Matthew McGivney set a trial date for Nov. 4 for Glenn Chin who faces 11 counts of second-degree murder for his alleged involvement in the deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday, May 20. “Eleven Michiganders tragically lost their lives as a result of a lack of concern for patient safety,” Nessel said. “My department looks forward to finally seeking justice for the victims and...
  • 5 ways to combat surging syphilis cases in the United States

    05/21/2024 12:03:21 PM PDT · by fwdude · 29 replies
    AAMC ^ | May 21, 2024 | Laura Bachmann, MD, MPH
    I met my patient, a 28-year-old cisgender male, while I was an attending on the Infectious Diseases consult service at an academic hospital. He told me that he had no significant medical history until about a week prior when he started having subtle changes in his vision. When he was admitted to the hospital, he was having sudden left-sided weakness that made him collapse at work. After I examined him, I found symptoms consistent with uveitis, an inflammation of the eye, as well as signs consistent with a stroke. His physical exam revealed a rash on his trunk that he...
  • A call for people worldwide to stand with Japan against WHO’s public health dictatorship

    05/18/2024 6:23:04 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    The Exposé ^ | 5/16/24 | Rhoda Wilson
    On Monday, a press conference was held to launch a Japanese national movement against WHO’s pandemic plans. Organisers also announced a protest against WHO’s plans to take place on 31 May, the second last day of the World Health Assembly meeting to adopt the amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) and the Pandemic Treaty. “For Japan, for the world, please lend us your support,” Chikatsu Hayashi said. As Japan mobilises for what promises to be a historic gathering, the message is clear – this is not just Japan’s fight. Last month, tens of thousands of citizens across Japan came...
  • Report: 84% of Chicago’s Measles Cases Traced to Venezuelan Migrants

    05/17/2024 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2024 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    A report from the Centers for Disease Control has linked 84 percent of Chicago’s recent cases of measles back to the wave of illegal aliens from Venezuela. The report found that 84 percent of the identified cases were found in illegal aliens from Venezuela who were unvaccinated and can be traced to a single migrant boy who arrived in Chicago with the communicable disease, according to the Daily Mail. Fifty-seven cases were found in the same migrant shelter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the CDC added. But Venezuela was not the only traced source of cases. The organization also noted that...
  • State Declares Public Health Emergency After Tuberculosis Outbreak: 1 Dead, 14 Infections Confirmed – 170 Likely Exposed

    05/07/2024 5:53:19 AM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies ^ | 5/7/2024 | jack davis
    A public health emergency has been declared in Long Beach, California, due to a tuberculosis outbreak. A declaration from Dr. Anissa Davis, Long Beach’s health officer, said one person has died and nine people have been hospitalized, according to Live Science. Fourteen people with active TB had been identified as of April 29. All cases have been linked to a single-room-occupancy hotel. Officials are not naming the hotel in what they said was an effort to protect patients’ privacy. “People who were staying at the hotel at the time or could have otherwise been exposed have been or will be...
  • Vaccinations urged amid spread of whooping cough on Hawaii Island

    04/25/2024 3:08:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | April 24, 2024 | HNN Staff
    The state has confirmed an additional case of pertussis — or whooping cough — on Hawaii Island amid an outbreak that has so far sickened 11 since March. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state has confirmed an additional case of pertussis — or whooping cough — on Hawaii Island amid an outbreak that has so far sickened 11 since March. Several of the recent cases have been in infants too young to be fully vaccinated. Officials said the cases indicate “community spread” of pertussis on Hawaii Island. Because of that, the state Health Department is strongly recommending that parents stay up...
  • Novel CT exam reduces need for invasive artery treatment

    04/20/2024 1:32:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 7 replies
    A study shows that a non-invasive imaging test can help identify patients with coronary artery blockage or narrowing who need a revascularization procedure. Doctors use coronary CT angiography (CTA) to diagnose narrowed or blocked arteries in the heart. A CTA exam receives a score from mild (0–1) to severe (4–5). Patients with scores above 3 typically require medical treatments. Doctors have traditionally relied on invasive coronary angiography to image vessels and more recently have added fractional flow reserve (FFR) to identify and assess significant blockages. To assess CT-FFR, Dr. Randhawa conducted a retrospective study of patients who underwent coronary CTA...
  • Cases of dengue fever surge by nearly 50% in a month in Americas amid 'emergency situation'

    04/19/2024 8:09:01 AM PDT · by algore · 36 replies
    Cases of a 'bone breaking' disease have created an 'emergency situation' in the Americas, a United Nations agency has warned. Jarbas Barbosa, head of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), confirmed more than 5.2 million cases of dengue fever across the Americas this year, a nearly 50 percent jump from the 3.5 million cases the group reported late last month. More than 1,800 people have died from the mosquito-borne viral illness, up from over 1,000 deaths reported last month in the year through March. 'We have an emergency situation,' PAHO Director Jarbas Barbosa said in a press briefing. Barbosa warned...
  • Two hunters 'become first Americans to die from ZOMBIE DEER disease

    04/19/2024 6:44:22 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-18-2024 | EMILY JOSHU
    Two hunters may have become the first Americans to die from a 'zombie deer' disease. Experts have been warning for years that the nearly 100 percent fatal chronic wasting disease (CWD) - which leaves deer confused, drooling, and unafraid of humans - could jump from animals to people. But a new study theorizes that it has already happened - in two hunters who died in 2022 after eating contaminated venison. One of the victims, a 72-year-old man, suffered 'rapid-onset confusion and aggression,' as well as seizures. He died within a month.
  • The new age of quantum technology

    04/18/2024 6:40:51 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, April 18, 2024 | Biju Dharmapalan
    Opinion The scientific community celebrated April 14 as World Quantum Day to raise awareness of quantum science’s impact across diverse fields The world of science is on the cusp of a transformative era driven by the burgeoning field of quantum technology. Quantum science is founded on several key principles that underpin the behaviour of particles and systems at the quantum scale. The term “quantum scale” refers to the realm of physics that deals with phenomena occurring at very small scales, typically at the level of atoms, subatomic particles and fundamental particles. It encompasses the principles of quantum mechanics, which govern...
  • Tuberculosis outbreak at Chicago migrant shelters sparks urgent contact tracing as officials say a FIFTH of Latin American arrivals carry the disease

    04/04/2024 12:42:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 4, 2024 | Alexa Cimino
    Tuberculosis cases have been detected at migrant facilities in Chicago following a recent measles outbreak in the city's shelters, sparking health officials to urgently start contact tracing. The Chicago Department of Public Health did not disclose the exact number of cases or which shelter it originated from but confirmed that 'a small number of cases' were reported 'in a few different shelters' around the city. 'These outbreaks happen in close quarters, people who are living close to one another,' associate professor of medicine, Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Chicago Dr. Aniruddha Hazra told Fox 32 Chicago....
  • Tuberculosis breaks out at Chicago migrant shelters following measles cases.

    04/04/2024 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4.04.2024 | Michael Dorgan
    Chicago health officials have announced that a "small number" of tuberculosis (TB) cases have been reported at some migrant facilities following a recent outbreak of measles among migrants living in the Windy City's shelters. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) said the TB cases were reported in "a few different shelters" in the city. However, officials did not disclose the exact number of confirmed cases or which shelter locations they originated from, Fox 32 Chicago reports.
  • CDC Issues Alert After Invasive and Deadly Meningococcal Disease Rates Soar in U.S.

    04/02/2024 7:57:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    An urgent health alert has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the United States witnesses a sharp increase in the incidence of invasive meningococcal disease. According to CDC, meningococcal disease “refers to any illness caused by bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. These illnesses are often severe, can be deadly, and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream.” Transmission occurs through close contact, prompting urgent calls for individuals with symptoms to seek care promptly to improve outcomes with timely antibiotic treatment. With 422 cases recorded last year, this figure...
  • Texas reports rare human case of avian flu virus

    04/02/2024 12:06:00 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    WBOY ^ | 4/1/24
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A human case of avian influenza A(H5N1), also known as bird flu, has been confirmed in Texas, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported Monday The person had direct contact with dairy cattle presumed to be infected with avian influenza, the department said. Their only reported symptom was eye inflammation, and they’re now being treated with the antiviral drug oseltamivir (commonly known by the brand name Tamiflu). DSHS did not specify where the person lives or where they contracted the virus, however, officials last week confirmed an illness that impacted dairies in the Texas Panhandle was...