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  • Exciting New "Prescription Thriller" Novel

    10/21/2005 1:31:25 AM PDT · by lollimama003 · 42 replies · 1,115+ views
    Richardson | Terry
    I Just Read This Great New "Prescription Thriller"-Carmen Piper and the Protest. A Must Read for Any Conspiracy Theorist!
  • Hayworth: Americans should know TB, leprosy, polio, have been linked to illegal immigrants

    07/11/2005 11:40:24 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 58 replies · 1,865+ views
    KTLA ^ | KTLA
    "Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country — tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example — and other extremely contagious diseases have been linked directly to" illegal immigrants, Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) told the Business Journal of Phoenix last month.
  • Health officials: syphilis outbreak worsening in southern Idaho

    06/30/2005 9:14:43 AM PDT · by Altair333 · 6 replies · 558+ views
    Health officials: syphilis outbreak worsening in southern Idaho By The Associated Press Thursday, June 30, 2005 BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A syphilis outbreak that started in 2003 is worsening in Canyon County and parts of southern Idaho, health officials say. Since the outbreak began, the Southwest District Health Department has found 104 cases of the sexually transmitted disease in its region, which covers six counties in southwestern Idaho. Most of the cases have been in Canyon County. The cases have been spread evenly among men and women. Half of those infected have been jailed in the past and 70 percent...
  • Whooping cough outbreak linked to illegals

    06/12/2005 2:36:54 PM PDT · by Firefigher NC · 16 replies · 603+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 12, 2005
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning of the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 40 years, while those concerned about border control see it as more evidence that vanquished diseases are spreading due to widespread illegal immigration. Whooping Cough, or pertussis, is particularly dangerous for children and can be fatal in infants, warns the doctors group.
  • Illegals: TB Delivery Systems

    06/10/2005 8:28:25 AM PDT · by Disambiguator · 32 replies · 895+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 10, 2005 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>A multidrug-resistant tuberculosis known as MDR-TB is persistent in California, primarily among its "foreign-born" population, and has serious financial implications for the state's public-health system, federal and state health officials said yesterday.</p> <p>"Treatment for MDR-TB is very expensive -- ranging from $200,000 to $1.2 million per person, over an 18- to 24-month time period," said Dr. Reuben Granich, a lead investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a press conference in the District yesterday.</p>
  • TB seen in many aliens, study says

    06/08/2005 12:51:49 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 585+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | By Jennifer Harper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES A multidrug-resistant tuberculosis known as MDR-TB is persistent in California, primarily among its "foreign-born" population, and has serious financial implications for the state's public-health system, federal and state health officials said yesterday. "Treatment for MDR-TB is very expensive -- ranging from $200,000 to $1.2 million per person, over an 18- to 24-month time period," said Dr. Reuben Granich, a lead investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a press conference in the District yesterday. Dr. Granich's findings were published yesterday in tomorrow's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in an...
  • TB seen in many aliens

    06/08/2005 11:55:02 PM PDT · by USMale · 24 replies · 1,523+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2005 | Jennifer Harper
    A multidrug-resistant tuberculosis known as MDR-TB is persistent in California, primarily among its "foreign-born" population, and has serious financial implications for the state's public-health system, federal and state health officials said yesterday. "Treatment for MDR-TB is very expensive -- ranging from $200,000 to $1.2 million per person, over an 18- to 24-month time period," said Dr. Reuben Granich, a lead investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a press conference in the District yesterday.
  • Are illegals making U.S. a leper colony? (Leprosy in America)

    05/22/2005 2:19:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 2,587+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/22/05 | WorldNetDaily
    Leprosy, the contagious skin disease evoking thoughts of biblical and Medieval times, is now making its mark in the United States, and many believe the influx of illegal aliens is a main factor. "Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country – tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example – and other extremely contagious diseases have been linked directly to illegals," Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., told the Business Journal of Phoenix. "For example, in 40 years, only 900 persons were afflicted by leprosy in the U.S.; in the past three years, more than 7,000 cases have been presented." "This...
  • 41 Chicken Plant Workers Infected with Tuberculosis (Tyson)

    05/04/2005 2:23:29 PM PDT · by shellshocked · 114 replies · 2,659+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/1/2005 | unknown
    41 of the 222 workers tested for tuberculosis at a chicken plant in Broken Bow, OK have tested positive for exposure, Oklahoma State Health Department workers say. Health workers began testing workers at the Tyson Foods chicken plant after a worker there was diagnosed with the tuberculosis disease.
  • Scientist attacks bird flu plans

    03/15/2005 12:14:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 13 March, 2005
    Government plans to tackle a predicted bird flu pandemic have been attacked by a scientist who fears an outbreak could kill two million people in the UK. Professor Hugh Pennington, president of the Society for General Microbiology, criticised ministers' "optimism" and said a vaccine needs to be ordered now. Experts predict bird flu will mutate with human flu leading to a pandemic. The government says its plans to tackle an outbreak - which include stockpiling antiviral drugs - are comprehensive. Bird flu has killed at least 47 people in South East Asia over 15 months and there are suspected cases...
  • Illegal Aliens Threanten U.S. medical system: reports hospitals being closed diseases spread

    03/13/2005 8:40:59 AM PST · by hope · 109 replies · 6,480+ views
    Sunday, March 13, 2005 INVASION USAIllegal aliens threaten U.S. medical systemDocs journal reports hospitals being closed, previously vanquished diseases being spread Posted: March 13, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Cristobal Silverio emigrated illegally from Mexico to Stockton, Calif., in 1997 to work as a fruit picker. He brought with him his wife, Felipa, and three children, 19, 12 and 8 – all illegals. When Felipa gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Flor, the family had what is referred to as an "anchor baby" – an American citizen by birth who provided the entire Silverio clan a ticket to remain in...
  • One Reporter's Opinion – Importing Disease

    02/24/2005 11:09:09 PM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 10 replies · 455+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Feb 25, 2005 | George Putnam
    One Reporter's Opinion – Importing Disease George Putnam Friday, Feb 25, 2005 It is this reporter's opinion that when the president and first lady return from the fence-mending trip to Europe, he and the 'Ayatollah in the White House,' Karl Rove, need to lock themselves in the Oval Office and review the findings of the February 17, 2005 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: Three of the nation's highest-ranking Homeland Security officials issued a chilling warning that al-Qaida will exploit our lax border enforcement to infiltrate terrorists and weaponry into the United States. CIA Director Porter Goss, FBI Director Robert...
  • Disease, unwanted import

    02/13/2005 2:14:48 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 20 replies · 832+ views
    washington times ^ | February 13, 2005 | Joyce Howard Price
    Contagious diseases are entering the United States because of immigrants, illegal aliens, refugees and travelers, and World Health Organization officials say the worst could be yet to come. In addition to a list of imported diseases that includes tuberculosis, sickle cell anemia, hepatitis B, measles and the potentially deadly parasitic disease Chagas, officials fear what could happen if the avian flu, which is flourishing among poultry in Southeast Asia, mutates so that it is capable of human-to-human transmission through casual contact.
  • Caption Bill Clinton (in Bahamas for chief of internal medicine and infectious diseases speech)

    02/04/2005 3:54:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1,594+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/04/05
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Bahamian Minister of Health Dr. Marcus Bethel enjoy a laugh during a speech given by Dr. Perry Gomez, chief of internal medicine and infectious diseases at Princess Margaret Hospital Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, during a news conference on the hospital lawn in Nassau, Bahamas. Clinton, who is on a three-day visit to the Bahamas, toured the Specialty Clinic which houses the AIDS ward and announced at the briefing that the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation HIV -AIDS Initiative would fund the Bahamas programe. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
  • Have the Spanish bishops approved condoms?

    01/19/2005 6:53:34 AM PST · by St. Johann Tetzel · 215 replies · 3,020+ views Reuters ^ | 18 Jan 2005 | Reuters
    Have the Spanish bishops approved condoms?Spain's Catholic Church backs condoms to fight AIDS screams a Reuters headline. This seems to be something of an overstatement, but how much? The General Secretary and spokesman of the Spanish Bishops Conference, Fr. Juan Antonio Martínez Camino, met with Spain's health minister yesterday to discuss the bishops' position on the government's AIDS program. The Reuters story in question is stingy with direct quotes from Martínez Camino, none of which justifies the conclusion of the headline. To get a better take on the matter, I looked at several on-line Spanish papers for the story,...
  • Some Gene Research Just Isn't Worth the Money

    01/17/2005 5:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 480+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 18, 2005 | KEITH HUMPHREYS and SALLY SATEL
    ESSAY How should we set priorities in medical research? Officials at the National Institutes of Health will grapple with this question as they allocate billions of dollars from the agency's budget this year. Two geneticists, Dr. Kathleen Merikangas of the National Institute of Mental Health and Dr. Neil Risch of Stanford University, have taken on this challenge by introducing an intriguing framework for setting priorities for genetic research. The best candidates for genetic research, they believe, are disorders whose emergence and course cannot be derailed by changes in personal habits or manipulation of the environment. Examples are autism, Type 1...
  • Study: Israeli tie-less doctors spread less germs

    12/30/2004 11:15:13 AM PST · by ddtorque · 17 replies · 498+ views
    In Israel, almost everyone dresses casually. Aside from the television anchormen on the nightly newscast, you can often go for days without seeing a necktie. This also applies to Israeli doctors, who usually treat patients in clinics, hospitals or privately, in open-necked shirtsleeves. This cultural difference between Israel and the United States caught the interest of Steven Nurkin, a native of New York who has spent this year finishing his medical school studies at the American-Technion Program of the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa. "We had the opportunity to do an elective in the U.S. - where eventually...
  • A Ticking Time Bomb: Diseases that Cross American Borders

    12/15/2004 12:42:44 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 2,092+ views
    As an American, I have always been inspired by the fact that my country welcomes those who seek refuge. And as long as our government officials maintain our borders and ensure that those coming from other countries are screened in order to protect those who legally live here, the concept of welcoming immigrants is a noble one. However, something has gone awry. Indeed, illegal immigration into the U.S. has become an immense problem and a clear and present danger. Documented illegal immigration has more than doubled in the last decade. It has grown, by conservative counts, from 3.5 million in...
  • Environmental changes can produce emerging viruses Press Trust of India

    08/04/2004 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Taka No Kimi · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Washington, August 4 Environmental changes, such as replacing forests with ranchland, combined with genetic mutations, can produce viruses like SARS and HIV, according to a research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Researchers reached this conclusion after studying viruses from two late-20th-century outbreaks of Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) - a deadly illness that can cause brain inflammation in horses and people - in Mexico and compared them with a similar virus that does not usually infect horses or people. They suggested that replacing forests with ranchland along a 805-kilometre-long, 32- to 80-kilometre-wide stretch of Mexico's and Guatemala's Pacific...
  • Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases

    04/13/2004 5:22:18 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 719+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 4-13-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Columbus: Syphilis Spreader? April 12, 2004 — Researchers investigating Italian cemeteries have found further evidence to confirm that syphilis and rheumatoid arthritis plagued the Americas long before the arrival of Columbus. Involving various sites throughout Italy, the study examined 688 skeletons dating from the Bronze Age to the Black Plague epidemic of 1485-1486. The remains were investigated for the presence of bony alterations characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, spondyloarthropathy and syphilis-causing organisms, called treponemes. Indeed, syphilis is known to scar and deform bones. Legend holds that Columbus and his...
  • Tracks Infectious Diseases

    04/11/2004 10:27:11 PM PDT · by oneonly · 5 replies · 205+ views
    AP ^ | 02/11/04
    Tracks Infectious Diseases WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Programs that track health-related 911 calls and purchases of over-the-counter medication help health authorities in the state's largest city get a jump on tracking outbreaks of infectious disease. Officials say the 911 program, called FirstWatch, can do something else as well - even though they hope it will never have to. FirstWatch, which began tracking calls on Wednesday, is a "smoke detector for bioterrorism," said FirstWatch project director Matthew Ferguson. In the past, health officials have had to rely on reports from doctors and hospitals to track outbreaks. FirstWatch, however, is able to...
  • Prayers For A Friend

    04/07/2004 2:09:42 PM PDT · by onedoug · 42 replies · 167+ views
    Need To Pray ^ | 7 APR 2004 | onedoug
    Please pray for our family friend, Jeff, hospitalized with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating Strptoccocus bacteria) from a small cut to one of his fingers.Very touch and go. Better yesterday. Setback today.He's taking it well. But this is very dangerous.Clean and cover all open wounds, no matter how seemingly insignificant.Thanks, All.
  • Easter TV Special Documents Stories of ‘Miracles’ and Changed Lives from “The Passion”

    04/03/2004 1:11:37 AM PST · by miraclesofthepassion · 1 replies · 577+ views ^ | April 2, 2004 | Anne P, Sharp
    LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2004—Jody Eldred Productions today announced it has just completed filming and is in the final stages of production on an inspirational documentary called, “Changed Lives: Miracles of The Passion,” which will air nationwide Easter weekend. With rave reviews from Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country,” this one-hour T.V. special was shot in High Definition and documents the true stories of people whose lives have been forever changed by Mel Gibson’s incredible motion picture “The Passion of The Christ.” “I knew instantly that people’s lives were going to be...
  • Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (human parasites, with some pictures)

    11/26/2003 7:38:18 AM PST · by alnitak · 24 replies · 14,334+ views
    The BBC ^ | Tuesday, 25 November, 2003, 12:54 GMT | BBC Story Monkey
    When Tanya Andrews returned from a recent family holiday in Costa Rica, she had no idea she had brought back a gruesome souvenir. A month later she developed an extremely painful lump on her head. At first, she thought she had an abscess, but then it wriggled. At the Hospital for Tropical Diseases they recognised the problem straight away - it was the living maggot larva of a botfly. While Tanya was enjoying her holiday a mosquito had delivered a tiny botfly egg onto the surface of her scalp. The egg hatched into a maggot and burrowed deep inside. Incredibly,...
  • Tobacco Chemical 'Halts Brain Diseases'

    11/11/2003 2:44:27 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 225+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-11-2003
    Tobacco chemical 'halts brain diseases' A tobacco chemical could provide new treatments for memory loss and brain diseases, according to new research. The substance, cotinine, is obtained when the body breaks down nicotine. But unlike nicotine, which has also been shown to protect brain cells, it is not addictive. Nor does it cause other side effects of nicotine, such as constricted blood vessels, stomach cramps and nausea. A team of US scientists led by Dr Jerry Buccafusco found that cotinine showed potential for the treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as symptoms of schizophrenia. Dr Buccafusco, who presented the...
  • Handheld to detect biological hazards

    07/03/2003 10:59:46 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Mobile Commerce World ^ | July 3, 2003 | Mobile News
    The power of a laboratory in a handheld device - that is what the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will add to its arsenal in two years. The state-of-the-art chip will help SAF troops detect deadly biological agents like anthrax and swiftly diagnose conditions like malaria while in the thick of action. Said Professor Thomas Gong, director of Attogenix Biosystems: "Using this biological lab-in-a-chip or biochip, a soldier will be able to test if his fever is due to the common cold or Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome)." The device can also test whether water from a stream is safe to...
  • CDC: Epidemics to increase (SARS, monkeypox, West Nile Virus)

    06/20/2003 11:06:59 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 317+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 21, 2003 | CATHERINE E. SHOICHET
    In a world that is getting smaller and more crowded, where people -- and animals -- can travel around the globe in a matter of hours, experts say outbreaks of diseases like monkeypox, SARS and West Nile virus will continue to increase. "This is part of a new normal of emerging infectious diseases," said CDC Director Julie Gerberding. "This is a global community" and the recent outbreaks "illustrate the tendency for a problem in one corner of the world to emerge as a problem in another corner of the world." Monkeypox, which first appeared in the Western Hemisphere last month,...
  • SARS Death Rate Lower In Countries Responding Agressively To Initial Outbreak

    06/13/2003 10:30:53 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 300+ views
    Science Daily News ^ | 6-13-2003 | U/C Berkeley
    Source: University Of California - Berkeley Date: 2003-06-13 SARS Death Rate Lower In Countries Responding Aggressively To Initial Outbreak Berkeley - Three months after SARS began its spread out of southern China, it is clear that a country's response to the epidemic can have a major impact on the percentage of infected people who die, according to epidemiologists at the University of California, Berkeley. An analysis accepted for August publication in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases indicates that countries that quickly initiated control measures against SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) saw a slower spread and a lower fatality rate. "The...
  • World sees an explosion in new infectious diseases (And it's all our fault!)

    05/04/2003 11:44:47 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 362+ views
    Mercury News ^ | May 4, 2003 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    <p>WASHINGTON - Get used to SARS, West Nile, Hantavirus, Ebola, Nipah, Hendra, AIDS and other new nasty infectious diseases. Health experts say we're living in a new age of infections.</p> <p>And we have mostly ourselves to blame.</p> <p>The nation's top scientists say that environmental, economic, social and scientific changes have helped to trigger an unprecedented explosion of more than 35 new infectious diseases that have burst upon the world in the past 30 years. The U.S. death rate from infectious disease, which dropped in the first part of the 20th century and then stabilized, is now double what it was in 1980.</p>
  • Epidemic in African Baboons

    05/03/2003 8:15:10 AM PDT · by punster · 20 replies · 248+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 02 May 03 | news service
    A horrific venereal disease is preying on baboons in eastern Africa. An estimated 200 animals have been infected and scientists are scrambling to identify the mystery microbe that is attacking them.
  • Novel Coronavirus Detected in Chicken Intestinal Contents (SARS Relative in Sao Paulo)

    04/03/2003 1:22:04 PM PST · by UKCajun · 13 replies · 322+ views
    We have just found a coronavirus in intestinal contents of a chicken by a PCR targeted to the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene (pol gene). Sequence analysis of this gene showed that, though it is grouped closely with bovine coronavirus and is distantly related to infectious bronchitis virus, it has low nucleotide identity to all known coronaviruses. The birds were 15 days old and had no clinical sign of any disease. These findings are quite similar to those associated with the coronavirus implicated in SARS.We are now trying to sequence other isolates.
  • Clinton Poor Spokesman for AIDS Prevention, Women Say

    07/12/2002 10:43:26 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 7 replies · 382+ views ^ | July 12,2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Ex-President Bill Clinton may be the toast of Barcelona as he holds forth on ways to battle the global AIDS epidemic. But judging from the accounts of his former sex partners, safe sex was never his personal forte. In fact, every woman who's ever gone public with details of her encounter with the sex-obsessed ex-leader says he rejected the methods recommended by AIDS prevention advocates when it came to his own behavior. Gennifer Flowers has been famous since she came forward in late 1991 with her story of an 11-year affair with the former Arkansas governor. But the media never...

    07/08/2002 1:45:18 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 6 replies · 270+ views
    Red Flags Weekly ^ | July 8, 2002 | Anita Allen
    July 8, 2002LETTER FROM SOUTH AFRICA UNITED NATIONS SHOCK HORROR ON AIDS SELLING THE MOTHER OF ALL DISEASES By Anita Allen The biggest international health event last week was the release of the latest UNAIDS report on the global HIV epidemic. The organization’s CEO, Dr. Peter Piot, said the world was gripped by what was "undeniably the deadliest epidemic in history". (1) This may be a case of many a true pun said in jest, because what Piot is asking us to believe in is a 100% fatal germ that never runs out of new victims and causes a...
  • Honeybees in a Mite More Than Trouble

    05/14/2002 9:27:40 AM PDT · by cogitator · 69 replies · 515+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/14/2002 | Adrian Higgins
    Honeybees in a Mite More Than TroubleParasites, an Exodus of Apiarists and Budget Cuts Imperil Vital Insect Excerpts: In recent years, two tiny spider-like parasites have been weakening and killing bee populations across the United States. While the mass media have played up the threat of Africanized "killer" bees in the Southwest, the rest of the country has been losing 80 percent or more of its wild honeybee populations. and ... Even commercial beekeepers, who take extraordinary measures to ward off pests and disease, are in trouble. During the winter of 2000-2001, Maryland was among East Coast states hit...

    04/18/2002 8:31:43 PM PDT · by RWBaral · 43 replies · 979+ views
    PARENTS BEWARE "SEXPERT" SICKOS REACHING YOUR CHILDREN VIA LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL SANCTIONED "YOUTH SUMMITS!" Here is yet another threat source of medically inaccurate, dishonest and negligent sex ed disinfo being given to school children in both high and middle school grades, courtesy of regional "youth summits." These events are local public school principal & school superintendent sanctioned, often without local Public School Board awareness, at which hundreds of public school children at a time, as young as 13 (7th grade) are shipped off during school hours to be subjected to "sexpert" speakers and workshops. Parents often recieve permission slips that...