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  • Why does CDC's 'zombie apocalypse' preparedness list omit guns?

    05/20/2011 8:58:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raised a few eyebrows Monday, when Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan posted, on CDC's official Public Health Matters blog, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse" (expect slow/difficult loading of the web page, which is apparently drawing vastly heavier web traffic than CDC is accustomed to dealing with). Here's what CDC recommends having on hand when the flesh-eating dead arise: So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies...
  • Bad news: CDC now issuing advice on how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse

    05/19/2011 7:26:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    First, a religious group claims that the Rapture will happen this Saturday. Then this post mysteriously appears on the CDC’s official blog.If I see any locusts tomorrow, I’m barricading the door. There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my...
  • CDC urges emergency kits for 'zombie apocalypse'

    05/19/2011 12:18:57 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 16 replies
    May 19, 2011 (WLS) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is urging people to be ready for a zombie apocalypse, or any other possible disaster, by having emergency kits on hand. The emergency kit, the CDC says, should include several days' worth of water; food; medications; tools and supplies like a utility knife, duct tape and battery-powered radio; sanitation supplies such as towels, clothing, bedding, first aid supplies and important documents. The CDC also urged residents to have an emergency plan in place
  • U.S. set to have worst outbreak of measles in more than ten years as disease sweeps Europe

    05/06/2011 2:19:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    America is on course to have its worst outbreak of measles in more than a decade. At least 89 cases have been reported in the last four months alone, compared to an annual average of around 50. Most of those are linked to a big outbreak in Europe, where more than 6,500 people across 33 countries have fallen victim to the disease. Travellers are catching the highly contagious illness while on vacation, then bringing it back to the U.S. when they return home. There have been particularly bad outbreaks in Utah, where nine children were infected after one spent time...
  • Playboy Mansion outbreak: Bacteria traced to whirlpool spa

    04/16/2011 10:34:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes/Blog ^ | 04/16/2011 | Staff
    Health officials identified legionella bacteria in a whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles during an investigation in February that began when people were sickened after attending a fundraiser. A number of people came down with a respiratory illness after DomainFest's Feb. 1-3 conference, which culminated in a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Officials investigated to see if legionellosis was at fault; the more severe version of that illness is known as Legionnaires' disease, while a milder version is called Pontiac fever.
  • D.C. school lunch firm questioned on nutrition

    04/12/2011 7:25:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2010 | Staff
    A company that serves meals to 2˝ million schoolchildren daily in more than 500 districts nationwide, with multimillion-dollar contracts in both Washington and Chicago, has a history of marginal quality and food-safety scares amid concerns over the nutritional content of its school menus, according to school and company records. Chartwells-Thompson School Dining Services, a subsidiary of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Compass Group, owner of Burger King, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, is one of North America's largest school cafeteria operators — its contracts with the Chicago Public Schools from 2001 to 2009 totaling more than $289 million and a D.C. operation...
  • Congress moves to repeal slush fund used for anti-obesity campaigns

    04/06/2011 7:52:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 5, 2011 | Amanda Carey
    As Congress continues to battle over budget cuts, one House subcommittee took the first step toward defunding a slush fund of taxpayer money used for anti-obesity campaigns throughout the country. In a little-noticed hearing last Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee voted out legislation that would repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund that was created in the health care reform bill. The fund is a permanently authorized and appropriated subsidy for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative (originally funded through the Recovery Act) that gives grants that directly financed anti-obesity campaigns and soda-tax efforts...
  • CDC: Abortions Declined in 2007, Black Women Have Highest Rate

    02/24/2011 3:28:41 PM PST · by julieee · 6 replies ^ | February 24, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    CDC: Abortions Declined in 2007, Black Women Have Highest Rate Washington, DC -- A new report the Centers for Disease Control issued today indicates abortions fell in 2007 to their second lowest level in the last 10 years. However, as has been the case for some time, the CDC report is incomplete as it leaves out some states.
  • Patriot App

    12/14/2010 9:23:48 AM PST · by Excellence · 42 replies ^ | Unknown | Citizen Concepts
    Mobilizing the Globe Citizen Concepts announces the launch of PatriotAppTM, the world's first iPhone application that empowers citizens to assist government agencies in creating safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities via social networking and mobile technology. This app was founded on the belief that citizens can provide the most sophisticated and broad network of eyes and ears necessary to prevent terrorism, crime, environmental negligence, or other malicious behavior. Simply download, report (including pictures) and submit information to relevant government agencies, employers, or publish incident data to social network tools. Key Features: Integrated into Federal Agencies points of contacts FBI, EPA,...
  • The Walking Dead and Real CDC Security

    12/10/2010 1:03:46 PM PST · by gaexaminer · 40 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/10/2010 | Mike Francis
    For those who watched the Walking Dead finale Sunday night, is what happened to the CDC in the show realistic?
  • CDC: Two More U.S. Women Died From Using RU 486 Abortion Drug

    10/01/2010 9:04:56 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | October 1, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    CDC: Two More U.S. Women Died From Using RU 486 Abortion Drug Washington, DC -- The Centers for Disease Control has reported that two more women in the United States than previously thought have died from using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug. The news comes just days after the 10-year anniversary of the FDA's approval of the abortion drug.
  • Domestic Violence Fairytales Threaten Constitutional Protections

    09/04/2010 9:01:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 2 September, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    Kristin Ruggiero of New Hampshire figured it would be a slam dunk. The gambit worked like a charm during the divorce hearing; now she would bring the case to criminal court. Her husband Jeffrey, an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, was an incorrigible batterer, at least that’s what she led to the judge to believe. That got him convicted of criminal threatening, and she won custody of their 7-year-old daughter. But Kristin Ruggiero wasn’t finished. One day, the woman bragged to her startled ex, “I took all your money, I took your daughter, and now I’m going to take...
  • PICTURES: 19 Most Shocking X-Rays Slide Show (A misplaced flashlight among others)

    08/10/2010 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 84 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-2-10 | CBS Staff
    What's the most embarrassing thing you could imagine doing with a can of condensed milk? How about having to ask a doctor to remove it from your rectum - because you stuck it there in a misguided stab at self-stimulation? Sounds like fiction, but it happened in real life. CBS News has the X-ray to prove it. And it's not the only shocking X-ray out there. From screwdrivers in the skull to children impaled on car antennas or with pins caught in their throats, doctors come across some pretty amazing images. This batch has been generously provided by Dr. Tim...
  • Morgellons Public Outreach Video

    07/15/2010 11:16:28 AM PDT · by Scythian · 14 replies
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  • Troops get 'don't ask, don't tell' surveys (in the mail)

    07/08/2010 4:58:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies ^ | July 8, 2010
    WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A survey seeking U.S. troops' views on the impact of ending a policy barring homosexuals from openly serving in the military is being sent, the Pentagon said. The more than 100-question survey was being sent to 200,000 active-duty troops and 200,000 members of reserve forces, CNN reported Thursday. Among other things, the survey asks about issues such as how morale or readiness may be affected if a commander is thought to be gay or lesbian, the need to maintain personal conduct standards and how a repeal may affect one's willingness to serve in the military....
  • Chronic-Fatigue Link to Virus Disputed

    06/30/2010 9:26:42 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal Health Blog ^ | JUNE 30, 2010 | AMY DOCKSER MARCUS
    Two groups of researchers studying a potential link between chronic-fatigue syndrome and a virus called XMRV have reached contradictory conclusions, according to people familiar with the findings. One group found a link, and the other didn't. Their reports were held from publication after being accepted by two science journals—a rare move that has caused a stir among scientists in the field. ------ Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health, including NIH infectious-disease specialist Harvey Alter, recently finished research that came to a conclusion similar to that of the Science paper—that XMRV, or xenotropic murine...
  • Dengue Fever on Our Doorstep: Climate Change Drives Disease Re-emergence in U.S.

    06/29/2010 9:31:18 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies
    OnEarth Magazine ^ | June 29, 2010 | Scott Dodd
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that for the first time in more than 65 years, dengue fever has returned the continental United States, The New York Times is reporting this week: The upsurge is not unexpected. Experts say more than half the world's population will be at risk by 2085 because of greater urbanization, global travel and climate change. Over the past 30 years, a global outcry against using the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, has led to the resurgence of the mosquito, a voracious consumer of human blood and carrier of infectious disease....
  • Nine in 10 Americans eat too much salt: CDC

    06/24/2010 5:17:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/10 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Nine out of 10 Americans eat too much salt with most of them getting more than twice the recommended amount, according to a survey by U.S. government researchers. They said an estimated 77 percent of dietary sodium comes from processed foods and restaurant foods. "Sodium has become so pervasive in our food supply that it's difficult for the vast majority of Americans to stay within recommended limits," said Janelle Peralez Gunn, public health analyst with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who led the study of salt consumption. "Public health professionals, together with food manufacturers,...
  • Dengue Fever Hits Key West

    05/23/2010 3:58:48 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 57 replies · 2,256+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | John Gever
    More than two dozen cases of locally-acquired dengue fever have hit the resort town of Key West , Fla., in the past nine months, officials from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
  • CDC misled District residents about lead levels in water, House probe finds

    05/20/2010 8:32:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 183+ views
    WaPo ^ | May 20, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The nation's premier public health agency knowingly used flawed data to claim that high lead levels in the District's drinking water did not pose a health risk to the public, a congressional investigation has found. And, investigators determined, the agency has not publicized more thorough internal research showing that the problem harmed children across the city and continues to endanger thousands of D.C. residents. A House investigative subcommittee concludes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made "scientifically indefensible" claims in 2004 that high lead in the water was not causing noticeable harm to the health of city residents....