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  • A chlorine-resistant parasite could be lurking in your swimming pool this summer, CDC warns

    06/17/2017 10:19:45 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/17/2017 | Quntin Fottrell
    Be careful where you swim this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about a particularly nasty gastrointestinal illness that sounded like an infectious spore from the latest “Alien: Covenant” movie. The alert concerns a parasitic protozoa from the Cryptosporidium family (also known as “crypto”). It can cause “profuse, watery diarrhea that can last up to two to three weeks” and can lead to life-threatening wasting and “malabsorption” in people whose immune system is compromised. Cryptosporidium has emerged as the leading cause of recreational water–associated outbreaks, “particularly those associated with aquatic facilities.” That includes swimming...
  • VANITY - Candida Auris

    06/02/2017 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 27 replies
    06/02/2017 | self
    There has been an interesting situation going on lately, and its a little bit alarming. Hospitals have been experiencing cases of "Candida Auris", which is a fungal infection. If the fungus gets into the blood it is potentially fatal. Symptoms include fatigue, sore throat, ear infections, etc. My wife and I both had hospital visits last Fall, and we have both had these symptoms for the past 7 months or so. My wife saw an ENT in November who declared that she had throat cancer so she went to a family friend in Los Angeles who is a top oncologist....
  • Antibiotic of last resort, vancomycin, fortified to kill resistant bacteria

    05/30/2017 6:34:50 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 16 replies
    sandiegouniontribune ^ | 5/28/17 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Each year, more than 2 million people in the United States get antibiotic-resistant infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 23,000 of them die. Unless breakthroughs are achieved, that toll will keep rising. If a new version of an antibiotic of last resort lives up to its promise, that date with doom may be averted. A study on this bolstered form of vancomycin by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla was released Monday. Researchers led by Dale Boger, co-chair of TSRI's Department of Chemistry, introduced three modifications to vancomycin, all lethal to...
  • America’s Children are the Most Vaccinated and the Least Healthy

    05/21/2017 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/21/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Our children are receiving many vaccinations that could be putting them more at risk for long term neurological development disorders than for the short term diseases of simple chicken pox and/or pertussis. "What parent would subject their child to a medical procedure knowing it could cause a life-long neurological injury in order to prevent a relatively benign illness?" asks physician Dr. David Brownstein in his most recent blog on the dangers of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccination protocols. He is stepping up his appeal to concerned Americans that they contact the office of the president and their Congressional...
  • POW! The tick virus far deadlier than Lyme

    05/08/2017 6:34:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 85 replies
    WND ^ | 5/08/17 | CDC or WND???
    WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control is warning of the emergence of a far deadlier tick-related virus than Lyme Disease – one that kills 10 percent of those infected and permanently disables the other 50 percent. It’s called POW for short, or Powassan, and it, like Lyme, is carried by deer. Recent cases have been noted in the Northeast U.S. and the Great Lakes states. The virus can cause inflammation of the brain, leading to death in 10 percent of cases and permanent disability in 50 percent of cases. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting,...
  • What you think you know about autism might be a lie

    04/20/2017 12:20:41 PM PDT · by azkathy · 100 replies
    Metro.US ^ | April 17, 2017 | Sheila Dougherty
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of every 68 children born in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups are affected by ASD, myths and misunderstandings still persist in media, schools and workplaces — that childhood vaccines are a cause has been disproved, yet the rumor refuses to die. April is World Autism Awareness month, so we spoke with Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, a molecular geneticist and neurobiologist who directs the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai Health System, to separate fact from fiction. What...
  • Feds Cover up Hospital Infections

    04/19/2017 8:29:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Going into a hospital? It's getting riskier because of drug-resistant infections -- the kind almost no drug can cure. Despite one federal government "action plan" after another, the germs are winning. Government authorities are clueless about how many infections there are, or how many patients are dying. Alarming new research shows that one of the deadliest families of bugs, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, nicknamed CRE, may actually be striking three times more patients than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us. One lesson from the war against AIDS: Level with the public about the enormity of a problem if you...
  • Dead bat in salad mix leads to Wal-Mart recall: report

    04/09/2017 9:30:32 PM PDT · by boycott · 54 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | April 09, 2017 | Kevin Litten
    Wal-Mart is recalling packaged salad mixes made by Fresh Express after a dead bat was found inside a box labeled as Organic Marketside Spring Mix, the Miami Herald reported. The recall affects stores in the Southeastern U.S., including Louisiana locations. There is a "minimal" chance of spreading rabies through dead animal body parts in food, the Herald reported, and the bat was being tested for the disease. The Herald reported that two people were eating the salad when they found the dead bat inside, but because of "the deteriorated condition of the bat," the CDC was unable to determine whether...
  • Democrats request $60 million for CDC to study gun violence as health crisis

    04/06/2017 8:17:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Chris Eger
    “No one should be afraid of more non-partisan, scientific research into this vital issue – not Republicans, not the NRA and not President Trump,” said Sen. Markey. (Photo: Markey.Senate) A group of 30 Senate and House Dems debuted a proposal on Tuesday to fund research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on firearms safety and gun violence prevention. Backed by U.S. Sen. Edward Markey D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, along with a host of other Democrat and Independent lawmakers, the bill, S.834, would provide $10 million per year to CDC for a term of at least...
  • Barack Surprises Americans with Mandatory Quarantines

    04/02/2017 9:01:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/2/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Mandatory quarantines without input from your local health department are on the way, thanks to a last minute Executive Order passed by outgoing President Barack Hussein Obama. In fact, Obama gave the Centers for Disease Control permission to detain anyone with even such symptoms as "headaches, cramps or fevers!" AIDS was NOT on the list of communicable diseases which carry such strict federal quarantine stipulations. In fact, finding the list of nine diseases that permit heavy handed, federal health authorities "to apprehend, isolate, and quarantine" on the CDC website is difficult. However, in another location appears the list of diseases...
  • Even after being caught, CDC still hasn't corrected accidental gun death data in database

    03/22/2017 9:32:36 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 20, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014 on accidental gun deaths. The total was clearly a 100 larger than it actually was (the error arose because of mistakes in Tennessee’s data, and the mistake was so large it noticeably impacted the national number accidental deaths that year, raising the reported number from 486 to 586). Finally, in October 2016, the CDC acknowledged their error, but they never corrected the data on the website. Unfortunately, since they never made the corrections, others are making mistakes when they use...
  • Deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.

    03/11/2017 7:18:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 03/11/2017 | Lena H. Sun
    The fungus, a strain of a kind of yeast known as Candida auris, has been reported in a dozen countries on five continents starting in 2009, where it was first found in an ear infection in a patient in Japan. Since then, the fungus has been reported in Colombia, India, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Pakistan, South Korea, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. Unlike garden variety yeast infections, this one causes serious bloodstream infections, spreads easily from person to person in health-care settings, and survives for months on skin and for weeks on bed rails, chairs and other hospital equipment. Some strains...
  • CDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended work at its most secure biosafety lab that handles dangerous pathogens because air hoses that are part of the required full-body protective suits worn by lab workers were not certified for breathable air, officials said Friday. About 100 employees have worked in the labs, at CDC’s Atlanta headquarters, since the air hoses were introduced in 2008. There is no evidence that any of the employees were exposed to infectious agents or to hazardous material from breathing air through the hoses, said Stephan Monroe, CDC’s associate director for laboratory science and...
  • CDC’s canceled climate change conference is back on — thanks to Al Gore

    01/28/2017 10:34:35 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2017 | Brady Dennis
    It turns out there will be a conference in Atlanta next month about climate change and its effects on public health. It just won’t have the federal government behind it. The reason? Former vice president Al Gore. “He called me and we talked about it and we said, ‘There’s still a void and still a need.’ We said, ‘Let’s make this thing happen,’ ” said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. “It was a no-brainer.”
  • CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health

    01/24/2017 7:04:07 AM PST · by CWW · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01-24-2017 | Brady Dennis
    With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as a chance for public health officials around the country to learn more about the mounting evidence of the risks to human health posed by the changing climate. But CDC officials abruptly canceled the conference before President Trump’s inauguration, sending a terse email on Jan. 9 to those who had been scheduled to speak at the event....
  • CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health

    01/23/2017 3:14:15 PM PST · by Innovative · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Brady Dennis
    With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as a chance for public health officials around the country to learn more about the mounting evidence of the risks to human health posed by the changing climate. But CDC officials abruptly canceled the conference before President Trump’s inauguration, sending a terse email on Jan. 9 to those who had been scheduled to speak at the event. The...
  • Recent Study Reveals Significant Health Disparities for Homosexual Teens

    01/16/2017 7:41:03 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 74 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/15/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A recent (and first of its kind) study verifies again what many Christians have long warned about the homosexual lifestyle. Published in August of 2016 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the study—"Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12"—looked at a wide variety of risky behaviors among U.S. high school students. .. In almost every instance, the risky behavior measured—especially behaviors that are often linked to a moral decision—was much more prevalent among teenagers engaging in homosexual activity. In addition, and unsurprisingly, those students with the healthiest outcomes...
  • autism/vaccine expert on Coast to Coast A.M.

    01/12/2017 11:12:45 PM PST · by Boowhoknew · 83 replies
    A expert who is discussing causal studies on autism the CDC has covered up is on Coast to Cpoast right now 1:00 am 1/13/2017
  • 1,565 Refugees Diagnosed with Active TB Since 2012, Three Times More Than Previously Reported (3X)

    01/02/2017 8:00:45 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 1/2/17 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Between 2012 and 2015, 1,565 refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in the United States, according to annual reports published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC data, which has been public but obscure until now, shows that the number of refugees diagnosed with active TB in recent years is more than three times greater than previously reported by any media outlet.( Emphasis Mine ) The number of refugees diagnosed with TB in the United States has increased every year since 2012, the first year the CDC began publishing data on foreign-born cases of the disease by...
  • I Got Zika And I will Never Be The Same (It's Worth It!)

    12/27/2016 4:14:23 PM PST · by Hostage · 84 replies
    AFAR Travel Guide ^ | December 19, 2016 | BRIANNA RICE
    What contracting Zika taught one traveler about traveling fearlessly I remember looking down at my polka-dotted legs as I lay by the pool of a small hostel in El Tunco, El Salvador. As I fought the urge to scratch, I counted the number of mosquito bites. Thirty-seven. I had thirty-seven bites on my legs, not to mention a few on my arms and the one driving me crazy on my back. I shrugged, sprayed my legs with more 99.9 percent DEET spray, and continued basking in the sun. A week after I tallied up my bites, on the last day...