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  • Don't focus too much on Ebola, warns the Queen

    11/19/2014 1:26:56 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 November 2014 | Francesca Infante
    The Queen warned last night that focusing too much attention on the Ebola outbreak could lead to an upsurge in other deadly diseases such as malaria. At an event alongside world leaders in the science of infectious diseases yesterday, she asked ‘piercing’ questions about how the disease ought to be controlled. And the monarch said she worried that Ebola, which has claimed 5,000 lives already, risked overshadowing the risk from other deadlier diseases like malaria, which kills the same number every week.
  • Ebola death toll rises: 932 confirmed, World Health Organization says

    08/06/2014 8:54:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 6, 2014 | Ashley Fantz, Holly Yan, and Josh Levs
    "This is the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement. "It will take many months, and it won't be easy, but Ebola can be stopped," he said. "We know what needs to be done." Ebola spreads through contact with organs and bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine and other secretions of infected people. It has no known cure.
  • Map:Here’s Where They’ll Send Those Suspected of Ebola or “Respiratory Illnesses”

    08/03/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    freedom outpoat ^ | 8-2-14 | Mac Slavo
    Despite concerns around the globe that the Ebola virus may continue to spread and mutate into something even more deadly, the director of the CDC attempted to assuage fears about the possibility of an outbreak on U.S. soil. “It is not a potential of Ebola spreading widely in the U.S.,” director Thomas Friedman told reporters on a conference call Thursday. “That is not in the cards.” But while the CDC downplays the potential threat, emergency planners behind the scenes have been getting ready since as early as April of this year. In a report presented to Congress while the virus...
  • Leaked Data Shows 10-Fold Increase In Obama’s Asylum Approvals

    07/14/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/2014 | Neil Munro
    The number of foreigners who successfully filed asylum claims in the United States almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, up to 30,393. That’s 10 times the number from 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, and it is evidence his immigration officials are approving most of the asylum requests from the growing wave of Central American migrants. If you came illegally to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2013, you had better than a four-in-five chance of successfully filing an asylum claim. That’s up from a three-in-five chance in 2008. The migrants include mothers with children, and youths who have been...
  • Obama Intentionally Exposing YOU to Deadly Diseases

    07/06/2014 8:42:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 19 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 2, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    How would you like to have a job where you were shot at by drug traffickers on the ground and from aircraft and where you were exposed to serious diseases such as tuberculosis, swine flu (H1N1), Ebola, dengue fever and chicken pox? Then consider the fact that working at this job really didn’t make much of a difference because the president undermined most of what you were working for. Welcome to the US Border Patrol. Border Patrol agents have faced the possibility of being shot at for years, mostly by illegal drug traffickers. Ever since the Obama administration walked thousands...
  • Border Patrol Agents Worry About Contagious Diseases

    07/04/2014 8:19:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies ^ | July 1, 2014
    VIDEO: WESLACO - The spread of scabies, chicken pox and other diseases within Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol facilities may be getting out of control, a leader with the agents' union said. National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 Vice President Christopher Cabrera said the federal government is not serious about solving the problem. Cabrera said agents have to deal with health issues affecting the immigrants. He said agents are encountering many sick immigrants, including women and children. Cabrera said the agents are beginning to contract some of those diseases. "I see it as a big mess. Unless we get serious...
  • Murrieta Mayor Says City May Receive Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants in Coming Weeks

    06/30/2014 6:02:07 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    ktla ^ | 6-30-14
    The mayor of Murrieta called the anticipated arrival of 140 undocumented immigrants a failure of the federal government during a Monday press conference. Mayor Alan Long said the immigrants would be transported from a Texas Border Patrol Station to the Murrieta Border Patrol Station as early as Tuesday. “This is a significant impact to our resources, but is well within the capacity of what we have here regionally,” he said. Initial plans to transport 500 undocumented immigrants to the city were lowered, but Long said Murrieta may receive an additional 140 immigrants every 72 hours for several weeks. Long said...
  • Meltdown: Border Patrol Agents Test Positive for Diseases Brought In by the Flood of Illegal Aliens

    06/27/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Let’s just tick through what’s going on on the border. Whether it’s accidental or by DACA design, the US-Mexico border is being overrun with illegal aliens from Central America. Mexico was once known for its tough handling of its southern border with Belize and Guatemala. Not anymore. At least 52,000 illegal aliens have managed to cross Mexico and reach the US border in the past few months. Many of them are kids. Some of them are hardcore criminals. With Hizballah known to be active in South America and Mexico, who knows who else may be using this moment to slip...
  • Doctors Warn of Looming Health Crisis Due to Flood of Young Illegal Immigrants

    06/23/2014 11:42:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Many of the thousands of illegal immigrant children and teens crossing the United States border are carrying deadly contagious diseases that could easily create a major health crisis in this country, doctors say. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Jane Orient, an internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), said that by admitting these huge groups of children who come from countries where medical screenings are minimal and hygiene is poor, the United States is at risk for epidemics of serious diseases and viruses that the nation has not...
  • Deadly diseases crossing border with illegals

    06/19/2014 2:42:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 19 June 14 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    A flood of illegals has massively surged at our southwestern borders. The economic impact of medical care, education and incarceration for illegals forced on taxpayers is bankrupting Arizona. Why are such swarms entering the U.S. illegally NOW, particularly children? Newspapers in Mexico and Central and South America are actually describing U.S. “open borders,” encouraging people to come with promises of food stamps or “amnesty.” It is textbook Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm and collapse the economic and social systems, in order to replace them with a “new socialist order” under federal control. Carried by this tsunami of illegals are the invisible...
  • REPORT: Illegals Bring Contagious Diseases Across Border – Obama Spreads Them Around Country

    06/08/2014 9:03:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-7-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A brave news report by Phoenix station ABC-15 says that the Obama administration is dumping contagious disease carrying illegal aliens all across the country. Reporter Navideh Forghani reported on Friday from the border town McAllen, Texas that illegal aliens are being found with scabies, chicken pox, MRSA, and other contagious viruses. All that separates the quarantined in border detention centers from the seemingly healthy is a swatch of yellow plastic tape according to Forghani. After processing by ICE , illegal aliens are being dumped by the Obama administration on states across the country, but mainly Arizona. The flood of contagious...
  • The Problem of A Stubborn and Unrepentant Heart

    02/25/2014 2:47:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus once rebuked the people of his time for their stubborn and unrepentant hearts: This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At...
  • 'Severe epidemic' of sexually-transmitted diseases is sweeping the nation, warns CDC Valentine's Day

    02/14/2013 8:52:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | | Daily Mail Reporter
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds. Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 - who only make up a quarter of the population,l according to the statistics. Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.
  • A SARS-like Virus Has Been Detected In The Middle East

    09/24/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-24-2012 | Joshua Berlinger
    A SARS-like Virus Has Been Detected In The Middle East Joshua BerlingerSeptember 24, 2012 Health experts are monitoring a SARS-like virus that has killed one individual and hospitalized another in the Middle East. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the 49-year-old Qatari man was admitted to an intensive care unit in Doha on September 7, suffering from "acute respiratory infection and kidney failure" after traveling to Saudi Arabia. He was transferred to Britain by air ambulance on September 11. The British Health Protection Agency also released a statement on Sunday addressing the infections. The WHO said virus...
  • A New Target In Fighting Brain Disease: Metals

    01/30/2012 4:34:33 PM PST · by Dysart · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-30-2012 | Shirlely S. Wang
    Research into how iron, copper, zinc and other metals work in the brain may help unlock some of the secrets of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Iron and copper appear to accumulate beyond normal levels in the brains of people with these diseases, and a new, Australian study published Sunday shows reducing excess iron in the brain can alleviate Alzheimer's-like symptoms—at least in mice. A genetic mutation related to regulating iron is linked to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Zinc, on the other hand, appears to impair memory if its levels get too low or if it gets into...
  • A Petri Dish of Activism, and Germs

    11/11/2011 7:16:09 AM PST · by libstripper · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 10,. 2011` | Mat Flegenheimer
    The chorus began quietly at a recent strategy session inside Zuccotti Park, with a single cough from a security team member, a muffled hack between puffs on his cigarette. Then a colleague followed. Then another.
  • 'Glee' Set to Show Gay Sex

    11/08/2011 10:59:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    'Glee' Set to Show Gay Sex By Paul Wilson Created 11/08/2011 - 1:07pm From its inception, popular TV musical comedy Glee has waged a relentless campaign of liberal propaganda and pushing the boundaries of what's acceptable on broadcast TV. The show is now stepping up its campaign of homosexual promotion. The latest episode of Glee (airing on Nov. 8) titled "The First Time," will feature a gay couple having sex on TV. Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly calls the episode a "game-changer," declaring "I can't think of another network series that's taken a teenage gay relationship so far or been...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek STD Testing

    11/01/2011 9:20:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after getting their freak on in 1960s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources said. "Last week was free love," a medical professional at a nearby clinic said, referring to the number of people who organizers referred for STD testing. A volunteer at Zuccotti Park admitted concern among protesters about STDs. "We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs," the volunteer, who identified himself only as "Captain," said, adding that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.
  • Pig-to-Human Transplants Could Be Closer Than You Think

    10/22/2011 9:29:06 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 47 replies
    PopSci ^ | 10.21.2011 at 3:10 pm | Dan Nosowitz
    Two scientists at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh discussed the state of xenotransplantation--the use of cells, organs, or tissue from one animal in another--in a review in The Lancet. In that review, they touch on the history of one particular subject: pig-to-human transplants. Their conclusion? Clinical trials of pig-to-human transplants could begin in just a few years. Pigs that are genetically modified with genes to protect their organs and other inside bits from attack by the human immune system are capable of all kinds of potentially life-saving effects. Research has been conducted until now...
  • Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Diseases

    07/20/2010 5:16:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration ^ | July 20, 2010 | P. F. Wagner and Dan Amato
    Legal immigrants are required to have medical screening to ensure that they do not bring any contagious diseases into the United States. Illegal aliens are not screened and many are carrying horrific third world diseases that do not belong in the USA. Many of these diseases are highly contagious and will infect citizens that come in contact with an infected illegal alien. This has already happened in restaurants, schools, and police forces. Malaria was eradicated from the USA in the 1940s but recently there were outbreaks in southern California, New Jersey, New York City, and Houston. Additionally, Malaria tainted blood...
  • Is Your Public Swimming Pool Safe? Dirty Pools and Diseases, CDC Reports

    05/21/2010 9:06:15 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 32 replies · 828+ views
    Assoicated Content ^ | May 21st, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Pools can be dirty, toxic and full of many things that make kids and adults sick. Fecal matter is just the tip of the iceberg. Children with dirty diapers are adding to unsafe swimming pools. When 1 in 5 adults admit to urinating in swimming pools, how much urine must be in public swimming pools? Nitrogen from urine can actually eat chlorine. Sweat and suntan lotion can also damage chlorine in pools.
  • Company plans to sell genetic testing kit at drugstores

    05/11/2010 6:42:06 AM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies · 471+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11 May 2010 | Rob Stein
    Beginning Friday, shoppers in search of toothpaste, deodorant and laxatives at more than 6,000 drugstores across the nation will be able to pick up something new: a test to scan their genes for a propensity for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments. The test also claims to offer a window into the chances of becoming obese, developing psoriasis and going blind. For those thinking of starting a family, it could alert them to their risk of having a baby with cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs and other genetic disorders. The test also promises users insights into how caffeine, cholesterol-lowering drugs...
  • Healthcare and Disease

    02/02/2010 6:47:03 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 96+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 2/2/10 | Mark Roberts
    Managing health care is a tougher job now than it was even 10 years ago. In addition to various health plan choices and a multitude of insurance offers available in the market place, employers and the medical community must also contend with new illnesses and communicable diseases that are getting more and more difficult to control and cure. As our population gets more diversified, Americans now are seeing health issues develop that we are finding more dangerous and more costly to manage.
  • Health Ministry: Flu, respiratory diseases claim 344 lives in Ukraine (Reports are confusing)

    11/18/2009 3:02:11 PM PST · by Mother Abigail · 20 replies · 970+ views
    Kyivpost ^ | 11-18-09
    Health Ministry: Flu, respiratory diseases claim 344 lives in Ukraine Yesterday at 20:36 | Interfax-Ukraine The current flu epidemic and other acute respiratory diseases in Ukraine has claimed 344 lives by Wednesday evening, the Health Ministry said. It said 18 people had died of such diseases in the previous 24 hours. The ministry said 1.502 million people had contracted such illnesses since the epidemic broke out and that 44,781 had fallen ill in the past 24 hours. A total of 83,904 people have been hospitalized since the start of the epidemic, and 54,407 of them have been discharged from the...
  • Pest-infested fence shipment stopped in Seattle

    05/12/2009 2:14:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,318+ views
    KING ^ | May 5, 2009, 7:46 pm PDT | Gary Chittim
    Note: Video included. # SEATTLE – The U.S. Customs and Border agents have detained 11 shipments of reed fencing from China that were so infested with plant pests and diseases, it could have killed crops.
  • London suffering from shocking rise in rare 'Victorian' diseases

    04/15/2009 1:34:06 PM PDT · by Stoat · 56 replies · 2,153+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) / various ^ | April 15, 2009 | Joe Murphy,
    London suffering from shocking rise in rare 'Victorian' diseasesJoe Murphy, Political Editor 15.04.09   London is in the grip of a startling rise in diseases associated with Victorian times, figures disclose today.Rare infectious illnesses including typhoid, whooping cough and scarlet fever have soared by 166 per cent in the past two years.Infection rates in the capital are markedly higher than the national averages, warned Justine Greening, the shadow minister for London who assembled the figures.They include a staggering 214 per cent increase in cases of mumps - up from 125 in 2007 to 393 last year. The disease is...
  • Clostridium difficile or the Media: Which of These is More Dangerous?

    05/28/2008 10:33:24 AM PDT · by 60Gunner · 7 replies · 118+ views
    Comcast News ^ | 60Gunner
    Once again, the media has released a "nature is out to kill us all" article. Source: Comcast News. The writer of the article was, to be quite blunt, pretty damned irresponsible in selecting the information with which the reader is presented. Go figure. I will break this down point by point and fill in the blanks after each article snippet. My comments are in boldface: Para.1: More than 10,000 people per year are hospitalized with Clostridium difficile.Response: 10,000 people is about 0.00003% of the population of the United States. Hardly a widespread epidemic. Para. 2: The germ is resistant to...
  • From Multiple Sclerosis, a Multiplicity of Challenges

    03/06/2008 9:55:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 818+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 4, 2008 | JANE E. BRODY
    When it comes to understanding, preventing and treating chronic diseases, multiple sclerosis ranks among the most challenging. The word “multiple” is apt in more ways than one. Various suggested causes include early-life exposure to certain viruses or toxic agents, geographic and dietary influences, inherent immunological defects and underlying genetic susceptibilities. MS is highly unpredictable. Rarely are any two patients alike in the presentation, duration and progression of symptoms; even the underlying cause of disability in MS is being reconsidered. And rarely do any two patients respond in the same way to a given therapy, be it medically established or alternative....
  • AR Dept of Health debunks leprosy fears (Arkansas Leprosy Coverup)

    02/09/2008 7:24:27 AM PST · by Scythian · 24 replies · 815+ views
    KFSM News ^ | February 8, 2008
    SPRINGDALE - The Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock says some Northwest Arkansas doctors have wrong information that's leading them to fears of leprosy cases
  • Leprosy outbreak causes concerns in Northwest Arkansas (illegal immigrant connection)

    02/08/2008 12:44:53 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 39 replies · 911+ views
    KFSM ^ | Feb 7, 2008
    The medical community is warning the public: a leprosy outbreak in Springdale could blossom into an epidemic, if something isn't done soon. Doctors say at least nine cases of leprosy have been confirmed in Springdale. Local doctors say they would be shocked by even one case of leprosy in their entire career, so they say something must be done soon, in order to stop leprosy's spread. Springdale MD Jennifer Bingham says, "my initial response was: I am shocked. I am shocked we are seeing this. It's a true reason to be very worried." Medical specialists say the Marshall Islands have...
  • (December 2007) Marshallese in Arkansas unhealthy, ineligible for health care programs

    02/07/2008 8:36:10 PM PST · by navysealdad · 69 replies · 1,181+ views
    The Morning News NWA Online ^ | December 10, 2007 | By John Lyon
    LITTLE ROCK -- The people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands are among the unhealthiest people in the world. An estimated 6,000-8,000 Marshallese immigrants live in Springdale, AR. and the surrounding areas, of whom 867 are children enrolled in the Springdale School District, Pritchard told the House and Senate Interim Committees on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.Deputy State Health Officer Dr. Joe Bates testified that between 2000 and 2005, Northwest Arkansas had nine cases of congenital syphilis, six of which involved Marshallese; 38 people with infectious syphilis, 21 of whom were Marshallese; and nine cases of leprosy, all Marshallese....
  • Stem Cells May Reverse Brain Injury and Restore Memory

    11/26/2007 9:42:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 165+ views
    New University ^ | Aaron Elias
    Memories help construct lives and life experiences—without them, living life would be nearly impossible. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases are debilitating illnesses capable of ruining victims’ lives and inflicting pain and sadness on their families. Recent findings at UC Irvine show that the use of stem cells can reverse memory loss after brain injuries and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. “This study can very well benefit people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as physical brain injuries and neuron loss, if it becomes transferable to humans,” said Debbie Morisette, a stereologist working on the study. “But as of right...
  • Latin American Scourge turning up in U.S. immigrants (Chagas Disease)

    11/06/2007 5:49:39 PM PST · by television is just wrong · 43 replies · 71+ views
    Los Angeles Times via SF ^ | November 6, 2007 | Mary Engel
    A Los Angeles County hospital has opened the first clinic in the country devoted to studying and treating Chagas disease, a deadly parasitic illness that has long been the leading cause of heart failure in Latin America and is now being seen in immigrant communities in the United States. Unless Chagas is treated early, little can be done to halt its advance. Yet because 10 to 20 years can pass before heart or gastrointestinal complications develop, many people don't realize they're infected with what has been called a silent killer. "We really, really need to become more aware of the...
  • Final TB count: 212 test positive at 1 chicken plant

    11/03/2007 7:05:23 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 149 replies · 293+ views ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007 | Eric Fleischauer
    All of the employees at the Wayne Farms fresh processing plant in Decatur have received tuberculosis skin tests and 212 of them tested positive. Health workers read and tabulated a final batch of tests Wednesday, said Scott Jones, interim director of the State Department of Public Health's Tuberculosis Control Division. Of the 598 tests administered Monday, 165 tested positive. In skin tests administered to 167 fresh processing employees Oct. 11, 47 tested positive. One of the 47 has active tuberculosis disease, which is contagious. All told, 28 percent of those who received skin tests at the fresh processing plant tested...
  • TB-tainted man crosses border 76 times

    10/17/2007 3:35:25 PM PDT · by Dysart · 50 replies · 209+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-17-07 | Sara A. Carter and Audrey Hudson
    A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the last year, according to Customs and Border Protection interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times. he Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency was warned by health officials on April 16 that the frequent traveler was infected, but it took the Homeland Security officials more than six weeks to issue a May 31 alert to warn its own border inspectors, according to Homeland Security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution. Homeland...
  • Rare, non-fatal skin disease found in N. Texans[may have migrated north from the Mexican border]

    09/14/2007 8:49:40 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 1,127+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 14, 2007 | SHERRY JACOBSON
    Dermatologists in North Texas were alerted Friday to be on the lookout for a rare skin infection caused by a parasite that may have migrated north from the Mexican border. The disease, leishmaniasis, typically causes a half-dollar-sized boil that takes six to 12 months to heal. It is not considered life-threatening. Doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center said they have identified nine cases of the skin disease in North Texans in recent months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that all nine people, both adults and children, were infected by the parasite, Leishmania mexicana. Typically found in Mexico...
  • Illegal immigrants bring diseases into States

    09/11/2007 10:04:01 AM PDT · by uxbridge · 62 replies · 1,166+ views
    Kansas State Collegian ^ | September 11, 2007 | Brigitte Brecheisen
    As our nation slowly is overrun by illegal immigrants, we must realize there are not just societal and economic issues, but medical concerns as well. It has become second nature for people to sit back and make justifications for allowing illegal immigration. However, unless they acknowledge the consequences they are not likely to understand its full implications. Investor's Business Daily reported on Aug. 29, that Francisco Santos, an illegal immigrant, was arrested at Gwinnett Medical Center on Aug. 24 when he refused treatment for an active case of contagious tuberculosis and threatened to leave the hospital and return to Mexico....
  • China Faces Crisis of Credibility Before Olympics

    06/13/2007 7:53:08 AM PDT · by Lou L · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Peace and Freedom - Policy and World Ideas ^ | June 13, 2007 | John E. Carey
    China Faces Crisis of Credibility Before Olympics By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom June 13, 2007China has a crisis on its hands. With less than a year to the final run up to the Beijing Games next summer, Chinese pet food has killed American pets; Chinese toothpaste has been found to contain thinners that are poisonous; Chinese catfish are prohibited by Alabama and Mississippi because of high levels of antibiotics; a company in California has recalled “monkfish” from China because it is probably really puffer fish containing the toxin chemical tetrodotoxin.On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, China’s number two envoy in...
  • Illegals pose major health threat

    05/31/2007 11:13:51 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 3 replies · 689+ views ^ | June 9, 2005
    A prominent medical attorney who has studied illegal immigration concludes the porous border with Mexico poses a major public health threat to the U.S. Madeleine Pelner Cosman, author of a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, is particularly concerned with increases in multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis, chagas disease, dengue fever, polio, hepatitis A, B, and C, she told Lou Dobbs on CNN last night. "Certain diseases that we thought we had vanquished years ago are coming back, and other diseases that we've never seen or rarely seen in America, because they've always been the...
  • Why Do Humans And Primates Get More Stress-Related Diseases Than Other Animals?

    02/25/2007 11:00:34 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 539+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-25-2007 | Stanford University
    Stanford University Date: February 25, 2007 Why Do Humans And Primates Get More Stress-related Diseases Than Other Animals? Science Daily — Why do humans and their primate cousins get more stress-related diseases than any other member of the animal kingdom? The answer, says Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky, is that people, apes and monkeys are highly intelligent, social creatures with far too much spare time on their hands. "Primates are super smart and organized just enough to devote their free time to being miserable to each other and stressing each other out," he said. "But if you get chronically, psychosocially...
  • Many Babies Born Short Of Vitamin D

    02/09/2007 3:25:51 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 687+ views
    Science News ^ | 2-9-2007 | Janet Raloff
    Many babies born short of vitamin D Janet Raloff Even in the womb, babies face a high risk of vitamin D deficiency, a new study finds. The sunshine vitamin is a building block for a hormone that not only helps build bone and muscle, but also fights infections and many chronic diseases. Lisa M. Bodnar of the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and her colleagues collected blood samples from 400 first-time moms early in their pregnancies and again at delivery. Half the women were black, and half were white. More than 90 percent of the participants took multivitamins—including...
  • Parasitic infection plagues states along Mexico border

    02/08/2007 8:53:15 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 79 replies · 2,059+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | February 8, 2007 | Joyce Howard Price
    Federal researchers say neurocysticercosis, a brain infection caused by a pork tapeworm, is a "growing public health problem in the United States," especially in states bordering Mexico, where the disease is endemic. ..."international travel and immigration are bringing the disorder to areas where it is not endemic," such as this country. "Neurocysticercosis is the primary cause of epilepsy in endemic areas. This brain worm is very serious," Victor C. Tsang, chief of the immunochemistry laboratory in the Parasitic Disease Division of the CDC said... "Oral-fecal contamination is the standard route of transmission," he said of the condition... "Recent data indicate...
  • Bacteria In Staph Infections Can Cause Necrotizing Pneumonia (MRSA)

    01/28/2007 4:09:37 PM PST · by blam · 105 replies · 3,342+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-28-2007 | Texas A&M
    Source: Texas A&M Health Science Center Date: January 28, 2007 Bacteria In Staph Infections Can Cause Necrotizing Pneumonia Science Daily — Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have discovered a toxin present in the bacteria responsible for the current nationwide outbreak of staph infections also has a role in an aggressive pneumonia that is often fatal within 72 hours. "The virulence of CA-MRSA (community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) strains that produce the PVL (Panton Valentine leukocidin) toxin presents a nightmare scenario," said M. Gabriela Bowden, Ph.D., research assistant professor at HSC-IBT and...
  • Quarantine sought for harsh TB strain

    01/24/2007 8:06:50 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 1,507+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Jan. 23, 2007 | ANDRÉ PICARD
    People infected with a deadly, virtually untreatable new form of tuberculosis should be isolated and confined -- against their will, if necessary -- to prevent a "potentially explosive international health crisis," according to a group of Canadian and African scientists. These harsh measures are justified given the "extreme risk" posed by an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) in South Africa, they argue in today's edition of the medical journal Public Library of Science Medicine. "We're not saying put people in leper colonies," Ross Upshur, director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and co-author of the...
  • HIV, Malaria Fuel Each Other's Spread, Study Says

    12/07/2006 2:57:28 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 618+ views
    National Geographic Society ^ | 12-7-2006 | Scott Norris
    HIV, Malaria Fuel Each Other's Spread, Study Says Scott Norris for National Geographic News December 7, 2006 A deadly synergy between HIV and malaria appears to be fueling the spread of both diseases in Africa, a new study suggests. The report, in tomorrow's edition of the journal Science, is the first to assess how Africa's increased rates of infection are in part caused by an interaction between the two diseases. HIV makes people more vulnerable to malaria by weakening their immune systems, the researchers say, and contracting malaria may worsen a patient's pre-existing HIV infection, possibly making it more communicable....
  • US Immigrants Pose TB Threat

    10/22/2006 9:59:05 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,133+ views
    WND ^ | 10-22-2006
    U.S. immigrants pose TB threatFrom coast to coast, more cases found raising fears of new drug-resistant strain Posted: October 22, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WASHINGTON – The worst forms of a drug-resistant killer tuberculosis bug, rapidly spreading throughout the world, have been gaining ground in the United States along with record legal and illegal immigration levels, alarming public-health officials over a disease once thought vanquished. Although the number of confirmed drug-resistant TB cases in the U.S. is relatively small – still measured in the dozens – health officials say visitors from other countries are bringing in the...
  • The American's Guide to Cuban Diseases

    08/19/2006 7:34:09 PM PDT · by CAWats · 14 replies · 915+ views
    Babalu Log ^ | 8/19/2006 | Cawats
    The American's Guide to Cuban Diseases Destemplanza: Mysterious body temperature, not high enough to be considered fever, but serious enough to miss school and work. Illness is unknown by the American Medical Association and understood only by doctors of Cuban origin. Patatú: Attack of obscure origin that can strike at any time. Could be serious enough to require hospitalization, yet is undetected by medical technology. Victims tend to be males and females over the age of 50 years. Sirimba: Attack with similar symptoms as the Patatu's but not as serious and with shorter duration. Can be alleviated by lying on...
  • Morgellons - World wide plague - it's about to hit the fan.

    08/14/2006 6:09:53 AM PDT · by Scythian · 39 replies · 2,483+ views
    The Morgellons Fibre Disease The mysterious Morgellons Fibre Disease might be an example of a mutation that should have never happened, but is now a worldwide tragedy (See world map) and might be the beginning of a whole new trend. The disease presents us with the strange case of a bacterial mutation with a simultaneous parasite mutation, their symbiotic linkup, and the production of filaments and gels in the body that are not biological in nature. The disease is both quite new and highly mysterious. According to a report it is carried into human biology by nematodes that are tiny...
  • Iraqi nurses learn to fight ... diseases

    08/02/2006 6:08:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    Navy Cmdr. Tara J. Zieber assists an Iraqi Army medic who is preparing needle and thread used to suture wounds Saturday July 15. Story and photo by Cpl. Antonio RosasRegimental Combat Team-7,1st Marine Division CAMP AL QAÂ’IM -- Iraqi nurses and corpsmen will soon be able to treat patients for diseases, thanks to U.S. military physicians serving in this region along the Iraqi-Syrian border. Navy doctors provided Iraqis two days of training designed to teach them how to treat patients for parasites like hook worms. The microbial pests have caused a variety of health problems in locals here, including mental...
  • U.S. Emergency Medicine on the Critical List[PC Alert]

    06/14/2006 2:33:58 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies · 316+ views
    MSN ^ | 6/14/06 | Steven Reinberg
    The U.S. emergency medical system is in critical condition and on life support -- overburdened, under-funded, and highly fragmented, according to three new reports released Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). According to the reports, ambulances are being turned away from emergency departments and patients can wait hours or even days for a hospital bed. And, as it stands, the system is currently unprepared to handle overloads of patients from disasters such as hurricanes, bombings, or disease outbreaks, the authors contended. "These reports reinforce something we have known for a long time," said one expert, Dr. Rick Blum, president...