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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 zombiesor 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 Committees 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 thats 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 wasnt finished. One day, the woman bragged to her startled ex, I took all your money, I took your daughter, and now Im 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
    Watch the video HERE ...
  • 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 journalsa 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 paperthat 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....
  • Cash for Chunkers

    EVEN IF YOU TRIED, as I did, to avoid this year's health-care debate, it was impossible to ignore some of its startling statistics. Take, for instance, the annual medical costs linked to obesity, as reported in July by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: $147 billion, more than 7 percent of the nation's health-care tab of more than $2 trillion. About a month after the CDC report, the processed-food industry, with support from the American Heart and Diabetes associations, unveiled its Smart Choices Program, which approves special labels for healthy foods. Among the products stamped better choice were Froot...
  • Medical establishment hostility to guns is long-standing and pervasive

    04/09/2010 6:50:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 811+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 April, 2010 | David Codrea
    We've been discussing doctors presuming to advise patients on gun safety. We saw a standard form used by an HMO and a form we can give back to make them think twice about dispensing advice they are not qualified to provide. It's not surprising that the medical establishment reflects an anti-gun bias. Such sentiment has been expressed at the top levels for some time now. A Reason article from 13 years ago shows how strong the leadership bias has been. Case in point, it discusses, among many other things, Mark Rosenberg, once director of the National Center for Injury Prevention...
  • Man exposed to Mustard Agent at Umatilla Chemical Depot

    04/03/2010 4:54:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 636+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | n/a
    Man exposed to mustard agent at Umatilla chemical depot Posted: Mar 31, 2010 5:48 PM Updated: Mar 31, 2010 5:53 PM Video Gallery Man exposed to mustard agent at Umatilla chemical depot 0:57 KENNEWICK; Wash-- SNIPPET: "The depot is still waiting to hear back from independent lab results but early indications from the CDC are positive. About two weeks ago, a worker developed a blister on his skin, which is one of the symptoms." SNIPPET: "The man's name has not been released. He also hasn't missed any work as a result of the exposure."

    04/03/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 735+ views - ZIMBABWE TELEGRAPH ^ | Published: March 31, 2010 | By TAPIWA MAKORE
    SNIPPET: "Harare, March 30, 2010: The United States government officially handed over a new, upgraded bio-safety level 2+ laboratory to the Minister of Health, Dr. Henry Madzorera. The facility will enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to offer clinical and diagnostic testing as well as research on indigenous/exotic agents which may cause serious disease after inhalation, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB),typhoid (Salmonella Typhi),anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) and the H1N1 virus. Speaking after a tour of the facilities with the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Charles Ray described the cooperation between the...
  • New female condom adds to anti-AIDS arsenal

    03/23/2010 6:00:45 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies · 587+ views
    Chicago Tribune via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 23, 2010, 4:33PM | no byline
    When Zoe Lehman talks about the newest version of the female condom, she's equal parts women's health care advocate (It's an incredible prevention tool that empowers women) and sex therapist (we tell women the double rings are amazingly pleasurable). ...Lehman, 23, is the support services coordinator at the Chicago Women's AIDS Project and a sexpert. ...We see the introduction of this new female condom as a way to inform women about taking their health into their own hands, said Lehman, a University of Chicago graduate who has worked with HIV/AIDS infected women in Africa. We've been letting everyone know how...
  • U.S. herpes rates remain high - CDC (1 in 6)

    03/09/2010 12:04:07 PM PST · by Abathar · 35 replies · 425+ views
    Reuters ^ | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice likely as men to be infected, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 21 percent of women were infected with genital herpes, compared to only 11.5 percent of men, while 39 percent of blacks were infected compared to about...
  • Official Calls For Mandatory STD Testing Of Teens Starting In 8th Grade

    03/09/2010 12:10:28 PM PST · by Fixit · 80 replies · 1,047+ views
    NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Sexually transmitted diseases is a topic that many people don't like to talk about, especially with teenagers. But, the director of the regional health department in New London is calling for the mandatory testing of teenagers from eighth-grade through 12th-grade students in New London and Groton. The hope is that other shoreline communities will follow suit and begin testing their teenagers as well. Vanessa Reed works for the school-based health clinic that operates inside New London High School. She said there's an epidemic of STDs infecting Connecticut teenagers, particularly teenage girls, and it's no surprise that...
  • Kerry: Let Gay Men Give Blood

    03/04/2010 12:02:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 118 replies · 2,507+ views ^ | March 4, 2010
    BOSTON -- Gay men should be allowed to donate blood and laws banning them from doing so are discriminatory and outdated, according to Sen. John Kerry and several of his Senate colleagues. "Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban, Kerry said. A law that was once considered medically justified is today simply outdated and needs to end." Kerry was one of 16 U.S. Senators who in a letter on Thursday asked the Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban on gay men donating blood. The ban was put in place in 1983, at the height of...
  • America's Drunkest Cities (According to Men's Health)

    03/01/2010 9:35:05 AM PST · by machogirl · 57 replies · 1,847+ views
    Men's Health ^ | March 1, 2010 | Kathleen Pennepacker
    Overdose on almost any medicine, and it can go from balm to bomb in an instant. A couple glasses of wine each day? Liquid fix-it for your heart. A bottle before bed? You might end up like the folks in Fresno. Our statistical sobriety checkpoint shows that the inebriated people there have one of the highest death rates from alcoholic liver disease (per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In fact, Fresno was near the top in every measure of dangerous drinking, including the body count caused by booze-fueled car crashes (Fatality Analysis Reporting System), the number...
  • Dangerous Cold Medicines

    02/27/2010 1:35:14 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 41 replies · 1,073+ views
    Many people, victims of the public education system, still believe that anything they buy or the doctor gives to them is safe, or that the Government is out there keeping them safe. Here's one of many examples of the FDA acting only after people are sickened or die. Perhaps people should learn how they get sick to begin with, and how to naturally prevent it, then they wouldn't need gallons of drugs a year. From Green Barbarians by Ellen Sandbeck: Some members of the American College of Chest Physicians reviewed decades' worth of studies and concluded that there is no...
  • Beware of Gonorrhea Lectim

    01/26/2010 3:15:44 PM PST · by al baby · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    Personal e-mail | Unknown | Unknown
    Beware of Gonorrhea Lectim The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of Sexually Transmitted Disease. The disease is contracted through dangerous and high-risk behavior, especially in areas high in polling places. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. And pronounced "gonna re-elect em." Many victims showed symptoms of it in 2008. Yet after having been screwed repeatedly during the past year or so Naturalists and Epidemiologists are amazed at how destructive this disease has become since it is readily apparent to most of the general public but not reported in the liberal media. However,...
  • (CDC claims) 55 Million Americans Had H1N1 Swine Flu

    01/15/2010 10:11:23 PM PST · by iowamark · 35 replies · 1,127+ views
    WebMD ^ | 01/15/2010 | Salynn Boyles
    New CDC Estimates Also Show 61 Million in U.S. Have Been Vaccinated Jan. 15, 2010 -- The CDC estimates that 55 million Americans became sick with H1N1 swine flu between April and mid-December 2009 and roughly 11,000 people died of the disease. These numbers represent a middle range in CDC estimates. The actual number of swine flu cases could be as low as 39 million and as high as 80 million cases during this time period, government officials say. In addition: * Between 173,000 and 362,000 Americans were hospitalized with H1N1 flu between April and mid-December. * Between 7,880 and...
  • Happy States-- five happiest states in the nation are LA, HI, FL, TN, and AZ

    01/06/2010 11:26:39 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 34 replies · 1,406+ views
    American Thinker | Jeffrey Folks
    According to datagathered by the Centers for Disease Control, the five happiest states in the nation are Louisiana, Hawaii, Florida, Tennessee, and Arizona. Analyzing the data in the December 17, 2009 issue of Science, Professors Andrew J. Oswald and Stephen Wu concluded that these states offer a higher level of "life satisfaction." This is scientist-talk for saying that people are happier in places with abundant sunshine, less congestion, and lower taxes and living costs. Those of us who reside in one of the aforementioned states know this to be true, but I believe that another factor plays a crucial role....

    01/04/2010 7:46:59 AM PST · by freedomyes · 17 replies · 573+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Jan 4 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    New Yorks Department of Health has spent $32,000 for 70,000 leaflets depicting how to shoot up.
  • Former head of CDC lands lucrative job as president of Merck vaccine division, opinion

    12/23/2009 2:14:36 PM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 666+ views
    natural news ^ | December 22, 2009 | Mike Adams,
    You've heard it before, how the pharmaceutical industry has a giant "revolving door" through which corporations and government agencies frequently exchange key employees. That reality was driven home in a huge way today when news broke that Dr. Julie Gerberding, who headed the CDC from 2002 through 2009, landed a top job with Merck, one of the largest drug companies in the world. Her job there? She's the new president of the vaccine division. How convenient. That means the former head of the CDC was very likely cultivating a relationship with Merck all these years, and now comes the big...
  • Report finds poor ethics policing at CDC

    12/18/2009 3:06:38 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Google News ^ | 12/18/09 | Mike Strobbe, AP
    ATLANTA The government's top public health agency frequently failed to police its outside experts for conflicts of interest, according to a new government report released Friday. The report looked at how well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked for and dealt with conflicts among about 250 scientific experts who served on 17 advisory panels in 2007. Panel members are supposed to disclose whether they have been paid by or own stock in drug companies or other entities that might have an interest in the panel's decisions. The panels provide advice to the CDC on topics...
  • CDC Lies Under Obama Administration: Utah woman died of mutated H1N1 strain

    12/11/2009 12:31:15 AM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 29 replies · 998+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | December 10, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    As I have been stating all along on this website, the CDC was lying about there being no mutation of the H1N1 virus. Utah woman died of mutated H1N1 strain"...A 28-year-old Utah woman who died this summer of H1N1 swine flu had a mutated form of the novel virus." (...) "...It was so minor, she said, that the CDC didn't notify the state of the mutation. The health department instead asked about the case after learning of it from a blog." The headlines in the summer: August 21, 2009 H1N1 flu virus hasn't mutated, CDC officials reportSeptember 25, 2009 Swine...
  • The Cases of the Missing Mutating H1N1 Virus: Norway Scientists Find Mutated H1N1 Virus

    11/21/2009 5:14:34 AM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 683+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | November 21, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    For sometime, the CDC and WHO have denied evidence that the H1N1 virus was mutating and it has been pointed out on this site numerous times. However, scientist in Norway have found along with scientist from Brazil and Japan, that the H1N1 virus has mutated. And adding to that list of scientists, Russian scientists back in August, discarded a H1N1 seed strain for the H1N1 vaccine because the strain mutated. Interestingly, that story was never picked up by the mainstream media. That event was pointed out on this site here.In Pune India, scientists were also concerned on the virus mutating...
  • Abstaining from Accuracy

    11/19/2009 9:28:31 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 246+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | November 19, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Abstaining from Accuracy Malcolm A. Kline, November 19, 2009 In a classic case of missing the point, public health officials and their stenographers in the media are blaming the spread of sexually transmitted diseases on sex education that promotes abstinence. American squeamishness about talking about sex has helped keep common sexually transmitted infections far too common, especially among vulnerable teens, U.S. researchers reported Monday, Maggie Fox wrote in an article that Reuters distributed on November 16, 2009. Latest statistics on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis show the three highly treatable infections continue to spread in the United States. Outside of activities...
  • Cobbling Together a Crisis - Even as the swine-flu epidemic has peaked.

    11/19/2009 9:18:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 557+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 19, 2009 | Michael Fumento
    November 19, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Cobbling Together a CrisisEven as the swine-flu epidemic has peaked. By Michael Fumento ‘Swine flu has killed 540 kids, sickened 22 million Americans,” screams USA Today’s page-one headline, with a sub-head proclaiming, “CDC: Cases, Deaths are Unprecedented.” “Swine flu cases in the U.S. are rising at the fastest pace for influenza in four decades,” breathlessly declares the lede of a Bloomberg News article. Another article’s title refers to a “national swine flu spike.” Scary stuff — but it’s phony. It’s actually a desperate effort to distract from an alarmist media world’s greatest nightmare: that...
  • (Breast Cancer:) Rationing's First Step

    11/18/2009 5:06:31 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,134+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2009 | IBD staff
    Health Care: A government task force has decided that women need fewer mammograms and later in life. Shouldn't that be between patient and physician? We have seen the future of health care, and it doesn't work. We have warned repeatedly that the net results of health care bills before Congress will be higher demand, fewer doctors, more cost control, all leading to rationing. New recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding breast cancer and the necessity for early and frequent mammograms do not convince us otherwise. Just six months ago, the panel, which works under the...
  • H1N1 Priority Target Groups

    11/14/2009 5:30:33 AM PST · by gridlock · 37 replies · 1,660+ views
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website ^ | 11/14/09 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel made up of medical and public health experts, met July 29, 2009, to make recommendations on who should receive the 2009 H1N1 vaccine While some issues are still unknown, such as how severe the flu season, the ACIP considered several factors, including current disease patterns, populations most at-risk for severe illness based on current trends in illness, hospitalizations and deaths, how much vaccine is expected to be available, and the timing of vaccine availability. The groups recommended to receive the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine include: Pregnant Women because they are at...
  • CDC: 3,900 Americans Dead From H1N1 in Six Months

    11/12/2009 11:22:06 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 211 replies · 5,219+ views ^ | 12 NOV 2009 | Reuters
    H1N1 swine flu killed an estimated 3,900 Americans from April to October, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Better estimates show that the pandemic of flu has infected an estimated 22 million Americans and put 98,000 in the hospital, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Of these totals, children account for 8 million of the infected, 36,000 of those in hospital and 540 deaths.
  • Washington, D.C., Wins V.D. Triple Crown--Leads Nation in Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Rates

    11/17/2009 1:55:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies · 1,723+ views
    cns news ^ | November 17, 2009 | Pete Winn
    Washington, D.C., had the dubious distinction of beating all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The District of Columbia had a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people--almost three times the rate of its neighbors, Virginia (405) and Maryland (439). Mississippi was a distant second, at 728 cases per 100,000 people. By comparison, Californias rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico...
  • Sex infections still growing in U.S.(63% of all syphilis cases from homosexuals!)

    11/16/2009 2:02:15 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 47 replies · 2,053+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Nov 2009 | Maggie Fox
    American squeamishness about talking about sex has helped keep common sexually transmitted infections far too common, especially among vulnerable teens, U.S. researchers reported Monday. Latest statistics on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis show the three highly treatable infections continue to spread in the United States. "Chlamydia and gonorrhea are stable at unacceptably high levels and syphilis is resurgent after almost being eliminated," said John Douglas, director of the division of sexually transmitted diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We have among the highest rates of STDs of any developed country in the world," Douglas added in a...
  • CDC Admits Fear Mongering On Swine Flu To Scare You

    11/13/2009 1:30:52 PM PST · by vaper69 · 9 replies · 694+ views
    The CDC is stating that 4,000 Americans are dead because of swine flu. Thats an attention grabbing headline. Follow that up with the CDC saying that is 4x more than they were estimating, and you have a panic formula in full effect. Most people reading that will be scared into running out, and finding the closest H1N1 vaccine so they dont die. But what does 4,000 deaths mean? Is it really a lot of people given the circumstances? In a nutshell HELL NO! While the CDC attempts to institute widespread panic about a mere 4,000 deaths, in April CNN...
  • H1N1 flu victim collapsed on way to hospital [Latest H1N1 updates downthread]

    06/24/2009 8:04:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 8,598 replies · 86,478+ views ^ | June 24, 2009 | Raveena Aulakh
    Within minutes, six-year-old Rubjit Thindal went from happily chatting in the back seat of the car to collapsing and dying in her father's arms. "If we had known it was so serious, we would have called 911,'' Kuldip Thindal, Rubjit's distraught mother, said in Punjabi yesterday. "She just had a stomach ache -- she wasn't even crying.'' Rubjit was pronounced dead at hospital barely 24 hours after showing signs of a fever. Later, doctors told her parents she had the H1N1 influenza virus. She is believed to be the youngest person in Canada with the virus to have died.
  • CDC now says 4,000 swine flu deaths in US

    11/11/2009 3:15:08 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 57 replies · 1,445+ views
    AP via YahooNews ^ | 11/11/09 | Staff
    ATLANTA Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu about four times the estimate they've been using.
  • Too few in U.S. seek flu treatment, CDC says [smile]

    10/30/2009 3:12:06 PM PDT · by upchuck · 25 replies · 905+ views
    Rooooooters ^ | Oct 30, 2009 | Maggie Fox
    Only half of the people in the United States who most need immediate treatment for H1N1 swine flu are actually seeking it, even as the virus spreads at unprecedented speed, U.S. health officials said on Friday. The latest count shows 114 children have been killed by the virus in the United States since April, during a time when there is usually virtually no influenza, said U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. H1N1 is widespread, he said, and case counts continue to rise in most states. "One of the things that we have been surprised to...
  • Statin drugs may lower deaths from flu: study

    10/30/2009 3:50:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 584+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 29, 2009 | Maggie Fox
    Patients taking statin drugs were almost 50 percent less likely to die from flu, researchers reported on Thursday in a study providing more evidence the cholesterol-lowering drugs help the body cope with infection. The findings are compelling enough to justify doing controlled studies in which some patients are given the drugs deliberately and some are not, said Meredith Vandermeer of the Oregon Public Health Division, who helped lead the study. "Our preliminary study shows these cholesterol-lowering medications called statins are associated with a decrease in mortality," Vandermeer told a news conference at a meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of...